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Lake Trail #9W27

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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 95' 29 m
Descent: -73' -22 m
High: 5,723' 1,744 m
Low: 5,644' 1,720 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Alan Coles

A beautiful trail connecting a campground with Crystal Lake.

Alan Coles

Features Birding · Lake · Wildlife

Need to Know

Adventure Pass required to park at trailheads and day use areas.

Description

This is a popular trail for campers and visitors that connects the Crystal Lake Campground and visitor center with the lake. From the store/cafe, head down the road a few hundred yards to pick up the trail on the right (west) side.

The trail gently climbs through a mature forest of bigcone spruce, Jeffrey pines, sugar pines, white fir, and live oaks. It crosses the Crystal Lake Road then meets with the Lost Ridge Trail #9W25. It then parallels the road to the day-use area at the lake.

This trail is very useful for making easy loop runs in the basin by connecting with the Lost Ridge Trail #9W25 and Windy Gap Trail #9W06.

Flora & Fauna

Excellent area containing many types of conifer trees, large oaks. Deer, bears, foxes, squirrels are often seen.

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Half Knob Trail is mostly under oak and pine canopy.
Feb 16, 2018 near Wrightwood, CA
Sugar pine (center), Jeffrey pine (left), White Fir (right) and live oaks.
Jan 21, 2018 near Wrightwood, CA
Oaks and pines along this well-built trail.
Jan 21, 2018 near Wrightwood, CA
Start of Cedar Canyon Trail from Crystal Lake Road.
Jan 21, 2018 near Wrightwood, CA

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