Timberline and Gertrude Lakes Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Timberline Lake sits in a basin below Silver Run Plateau at the base of a gorgeous granite cirque. Towering above the 21 -acre lake are snow-capped peaks, including the 1 2,500-foot Silver Run Peak. Lake Gertrude, a 6-acre tarn just downstream from Timberline Lake, sits in a forested recess a half mile to the east.
Both lakes lie within the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and offer excellent trout fishing. The trail begins by the West Fork of Rock Creek and climbs through the Timberline Creek drainage, surrounded on both sides by the 1 0,000-foot Silver Run Plateau. The hike passes through the burn area from the 2008 Cascade Fire. The burn area has a lush new understory of vegetation and wildflowers."