Bass Lake Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Bass Lake is a spectacular recreation area that offers day hiking, overnight camping, canoeing, swimming, fishing, and snowshoeing. The hike circumnavigates the lake and covers a variety of terrain, traversing an old lakebed, streams, waterfalls, rocky overlooks, and sandy beaches. More than a beautiful hike, Bass Lake is unique in its geology, history, and ecology. Its story unfolds as you follow the trail.
Bass Lake underwent a major transformation in the spring of 1925. At that time Bass Lake and nearby Low Lake were separated by a large glacial ridge that held Bass Lake 60 feet higher than Low Lake. A logging company cut into this natural dam, which had stood for thousands of years, to make a sluiceway that enabled the movement of logs downstream from Bass to Low, and on to the Range River. In the spring of 1925 the ridge gave way, and Bass Lake drained at a phenomenal