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Avalanche Lake Trail #152

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A good trail to a beautiful lake off of West Fork Beaver Creek Trail.


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0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

69%

Runnable

9,052' 2,759 m

High

8,529' 2,600 m

Low

523' 159 m

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Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

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Features Lake

Need to Know

"Be Bear Aware" with bear spray and ideally groups of 4
The trail can be snowed in until July

Description

Avalanche Lake Trail begins at a well marked intersection about 4 and 1/5th miles up West Fork Beaver Creek Trail #222. The intersection is at the beginning of a sometimes-swampy clearing. The trail heads northwest and gradually climbs upwards. It should be easy to follow once the snow has melted.

You'll cross a small stream in another potentially boggy area and switchback up the slop before the trail straightens out to the west - more or less following the main creek from Avalanche Lake. You'll soon be at the beautiful lake! Cross the creek (if water levels allow) and follow the trail along the north edge to enjoy the views of mountain surrounding it.

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Shared By:

Karl W

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Icy reflections on Avalanche Lake
Aug 16, 2019 near Big Sky, MT
Early summer snow melt in a meadow
Aug 16, 2019 near Big Sky, MT
Crossing the creek at the mouth of Avalanche Lake
Aug 16, 2019 near Big Sky, MT

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