Pinecrest Lake National Recreation Trail
ElevationAscent: 222' 68 m
Descent: -228' -70 m
High: 5,687' 1,733 m
Low: 5,620' 1,713 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“A relatively easy run around a serene lake in the woods.”— Ryan Guy
On the far side of the lake, the trail splits. Stay left to complete the lake loop. There is a sign that clearly points you in the correct direction. The path to the right leads up to the Cleo's Bath swimming hole. Continuing on the path, you'll run over a series of granite slabs. Look for trail markers embedded into the granite to help you stay on track.
After about 2.6 miles, you'll run across the Pinecrest Lake dam. The path is paved and easy to navigate. From here, the trail climbs back up to overlook the lake. There are several excellent vistas on this portion of the trail. The run ends back at the day use area.
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