Winchell Lake Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The journey to Winchell Lake takes hikers and backpackers into the heart of the east side of remote East Humboldt Wilderness. A distance of 3 miles and a mild 1000-foot elevation gain make for a relatively gentle trip, but despite this ease, the trail sees little use.
En route to the lake you'll encounter numerous creeks and rivulets that refresh pockets of lush riparian habitat. The trail provides excellent views of the East Humboldt Mountains from various localities, and lovely subalpine scenery at two lake basins, one along the way and one that holds the lake. A campsite at Winchell Lake offers scenery, solitude, potential for further wanderings, and the opportunity to wake up to an awesome sunrise."