Caribou, Emerald, and Sapphire Lakes

Trinity Center, California 96091

Caribou, Emerald, and Sapphire Lakes

Caribou, Emerald, and Sapphire Lakes Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Take a long backpacking trip deep into the heart of the Trinity Alps, where you’ll find expansive views, vertical granite mountain faces, deep glacial lakes, and numerous clear streams. Caribou Lake is the largest lake in the Trinity Alps and a strong contender for the most beautiful in the Klamaths."

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Trail Information

Trinity Center
Nearby City
30.6
Distance
4,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
5 - 7 days
Duration
Best early July through mid-October
Season
Salmon / Scott River Ranger District, Shasta - Trinity National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Caribou Lake, Thompson Peak; USFS Trinity Alps Wilderness
Local Maps