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Lake Ethel Trail #7164

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Path through the woods that visits many mountain lakes.


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4.7

Miles

7.6

KM

90%

Runnable

9,715' 2,961 m

High

8,684' 2,647 m

Low

1,149' 350 m

Up

127' 39 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Commonly Backpacked · Fishing · Lake · Wildflowers · Wildlife

USFS rules, please:
- camp at least 200 feet away from lakes, creeks, and trails.
- leash dogs in crowded areas
- follow Leave No Trace Principles

Description

Lake Ethel Trail connects Boulder Canyon Trail #7113 and Highline Trail #7094. It is typically part of a longer run. As described here, it starts at the 6.3 mile mark along Boulder Canyon Trail #7113.

Starting at the outlet creek - Boulder Creek North Fork, of Lake Ethel, the lake comes into view almost immediately. It is to the right (east), as Lake Ethel Trail is flat as it passes the lake along its shoreline. Leaving Lake Ethel behind, in the thin, rocky woods, the trail climbs gradually to Lake Christina. The trail is again flat as it runs along the west and then north shorelines of Lake Christina.

After passing Lake Christina by the 3.3 mile mark, Lake Ethel Trail climbs gradually, as the woods become thinner and rockier, to pass two more cute, small lakes - Perry Lake (3.8 mile mark) and Macs Lake (4.5 mile mark). Lake Ethel Trail then ends at Highline Trail #7094, after a total of 4.7 miles.

In the thin, rocky woods, there are good views of all the lakes as they are approached, passed, and left behind.

Flora & Fauna

Thin rocky woods with grass and other low vegetation. Summer wildflowers. Fish in the lakes.

Contacts

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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Photos

Reflections on Lake Ethel as the sun sets on a quiet July evening.
Aug 10, 2020 near Pinedale, WY
Lake Ethel from its north shore, on a sunny July afternoon.
Aug 10, 2020 near Pinedale, WY
Lake Ethel is set in a rocky basin, as seen from the north on Lake Ethel Trail.
Aug 10, 2020 near Pinedale, WY
Lake Christina is in the distance, with Perry Lake closer by when hiking high on Lake Ethel Trail.
Aug 10, 2020 near Pinedale, WY
Lake Christina is seen from Lake Ethel Trail, at its north end.
Aug 10, 2020 near Pinedale, WY
Passing Lake Christina in its rocky basin, on Lake Ethel Trail.
Aug 10, 2020 near Pinedale, WY

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