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Ram Lake Trail

Intermediate
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A trail that takes you off the beaten path to an idyllic alpine lake.


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2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

83%

Runnable

10,752' 3,277 m

High

9,921' 3,024 m

Low

875' 267 m

Up

64' 20 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · Views

Runner Notes

If you need to filter water, there are ample opportunities to do so along the route.

Description

The Ram Lake Trail branches off the John Muir Trail and moves along the west side of Purple Lake, crossing through forested areas and meadows.

Once you leave the environs of Purple Lake, the trail begins to climb up toward treeline. The narrow singletrack trail can be difficult to follow in spots compared to the JMT, but there are a few small cairns to keep you on track.

The trail ends at the water’s edge of Ram Lake, an idyllic alpine lake that will invite you to take a short break for food and water before returning back the way you came.

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Shared By:

Adam Hodges

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The clear waters of Ram Lake.
Oct 17, 2018 near Mammoth…, CA
The trail ends at Ram Lake, an idyllic alpine lake great for a lunch break before heading back.
Oct 17, 2018 near Mammoth…, CA
The trail going down from Ram Lake to Purple Lake.
Oct 17, 2018 near Mammoth…, CA
Singletrack on the way up to Ram Lake from Purple Lake.
Oct 17, 2018 near Mammoth…, CA

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