Boulder Lakes

Weaverville, California

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Depending on your point of view, Boulder Lake is either one of the best or one of the worst destinations in the Trinity Alps. If you like maximum scenery for minimum effort, this is your spot. If, on the other hand, you cherish solitude more than an easy stroll, keep on walking. (Past Boulder Lake you find small and uncrowded Found and Tapie lakes, and farther still the lonely meadows of Poison Canyon). Highlights: This short hike delivers maximum scenery for minimum effort, making it one of the Alps’ busiest trails; great route for families with young children and other hikers who want an easy outing.
Hiking California's Trinity Alps Wilderness

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Hiking California's Trinity Alps Wilderness

by Dennis Lewon (Falcon Guides)

Depending on your point of view, Boulder Lake is either one of the best or one of the worst destinations in the Trinity Alps. If you like maximum scenery for minimum effort, this is your spot. If, on the other hand, you cherish solitude more than an easy stroll, keep on walking. (Past Boulder Lake you find small and uncrowded Found and Tapie lakes, and farther still the lonely meadows of Poison Canyon). Highlights: This short hike delivers maximum scenery for minimum effort, making it one of the Alps’ busiest trails; great route for families with young children and other hikers who want an easy outing.

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Weaverville
Distance: 3.8
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike or backpack
Season: Best mid June through October
Trailhead Elevation: 5,750 feet
Top Elevation: 6,400 feet
Local Contacts: Trinity Alps Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS Ycatapom Peak; USDAFS Trinity Alps Wilderness
Driving Directions: Directions to Boulder Lakes

Recent Trail Reviews

10/1/2010
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Killer Hike/Backpacking check it out pics and description at czalunardo.wordpress.com


7/28/2009
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Great first trek for our family. We had grandpa, husband, wife, aunt, 2 cousins, and a 5 year old. There were many other families with children also. It is difficult to circumnavigate Big Boulder Lake. There are neat flesh-eating plants like balloons in the meadow near the outlet. Cousin lost a flip flop in the muck in Big Boulder Lake. Little Boulder Lake is much cleaner for swimming.



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