Lily Lake Glen Alpine

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California, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hike and a short scramble on the NW Ridge
Time Required:
Most of a day
Class 1 walkup and possibly some class 2 srambling on the NW ridge

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Created On: Aug 13, 2004
Last Edited On: Aug 13, 2004


Drive the south road along Fallen Leaf Lake all the way to where the road veers left past the fire station to the Lily Lake parking area. Register your entry into Desolation Wilderness. Beginning elevation is 6,564 feet.

Route Description

From the trailhead registration sign at the designated parking area at Lily Lake, you will:
Follow the Glen Alpine trail, which is a cobbled road for 3.4 miles to the junction at Gilmore Lake (8,300 feet).
Take the Pacific Crest Trail here heading north to Dick's Pass 1.8 miles distance, elevation 9,174 feet.
From here follow the northwest ridge for 0.8 miles to the summit. Total distance is 6 miles.

Essential Gear

Trail and approaches are snow free usually by early July through October if it doesn't snow by then. Crampons and an ice ax are recommended if you do the ascent in a heavy winter season where Spring and early summer snow remains. Mosquito repellant is a must in early and middle summer; June to the end of July.

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Lily Lake Glen Alpine

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