East Boulder Lake Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,992' 607 m
Descent: -1,992' -607 m
High: 7,418' 2,261 m
Low: 5,755' 1,754 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
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“An loop run past scenic East Boulder Lake to big views from the Pacific Crest Trail, returning via Middle Boulder Lake.”— Bruce Hope
Note that the trail up to the PCT crosses a meadow just south of East Boulder Lake and may be a little hard to follow here—just keep going southeast and up, and you'll find it again. From the PCT, you'll have a great view of Mount Shasta to the east. Follow the PCT southwest for 2.2 miles to another pass at 7,420 feet with a "Middle Boulder Lake" sign—you can see the lake in the basin below. Descend 0.5 miles on the Middle Boulder Trail #5577 and look for a faint trail contouring off to the right (north).
There's an "East Boulder Lake" sign here but it is not immediately obvious. Follow this trail, the Boulder Tie Trail #5582, for 1.6 miles through sage brush, along the base of a rock slide, and around a ridge back to East Boulder Lake. Then take the East Boulder Lake Trail #5575 back to the trailhead.
Land Manager: USFS - Klamath National Forest Office