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Little Boulder Lake Trail #08W11

Intermediate

Trail

0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
85% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 122' 37 m
Descent: -91' -28 m
High: 6,422' 1,957 m
Low: 6,306' 1,922 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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Trail shared by Dara Zimmerman

A moderate, family-friendly, scenic run to a granite-walled alpine lake.

Dara Zimmerman

Features Lake · Views · Wildlife

Accessible from late June to October.

Need to Know

This is a very popular family trail, so expect crowds. No bathroom at trailhead. Trailhead is accessible with 2-wheel-drive vehicles via an 11-mile gravel road out of Coffee Creek.

Runner Notes

Much of this trail is runable, but watch out for trip hazards like loose rocks and fallen trees.

Description

The Little Boulder Lake Trail departs from the Boulder Lake Trail #8W20 and travels 1.5 miles up to Little Boulder Lake at 6,400 feet elevation, with excellent views of the Coffee Creek watershed and Mount Shasta. The alpine lake has a few campsites with views of the spectacular granite headwall and fishing, and serves as a good alternative to camping at the more popular Big Boulder Lake.

Flora & Fauna

Old-growth firs and pines, manzanita, tobacco brush, gooseberry, birds, fish, bears.

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