Canyon Creek to Boulder Creek Lakes

Junction City, California

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Boulder Creek basin and the lovely lakes that mirror the serrated peaks above are a mere 2 miles off the heavily traveled Canyon Creek Lakes Trail, but receive far fewer visitors than the much more popular Canyon Creek lakes. Forbidden Lakes, tucked into a granite cleft 500 vertical feet above Boulder Creek Lakes see hardly anyone at all, thanks to the absence of a maintained trail and a nasty patch of nearly impenetrable brush, but the beautiful, diminutive lake and even smaller tarn are bordered by a permanent snowfield and worth the effort.
A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity

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A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity

by Mark White (Wilderness Press)

Boulder Creek basin and the lovely lakes that mirror the serrated peaks above are a mere 2 miles off the heavily traveled Canyon Creek Lakes Trail, but receive far fewer visitors than the much more popular Canyon Creek lakes. Forbidden Lakes, tucked into a granite cleft 500 vertical feet above Boulder Creek Lakes see hardly anyone at all, thanks to the absence of a maintained trail and a nasty patch of nearly impenetrable brush, but the beautiful, diminutive lake and even smaller tarn are bordered by a permanent snowfield and worth the effort.

© 2010 Mark White/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Junction City
Distance: 14.8
Elevation Gain: 2,987 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: July through October
Local Contacts: Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Mt. Hilton
Topo Map: Canyon Creek to Boulder Creek Lakes Topographic Map
Guide Book: A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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