Rachel, Rampart & Lila Lakes


Backpack - Lila Lake

We’ll pass by Rachel Lake and Rampart Lakes on our way to spend two nights at the more secluded Lila Lake. On the second day we’ll day hike to the top of neighboring Alta Mountain. This trip is designed to offer extra skills practice to B3 students.

  • Moderate, Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 17.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,750 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,151 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2 mph

Preston Park and Ride, 7:00AM

WTA describes the Alta Mountain summit trail as “non-technical, but those with a fear of heights will be uneasy.” The full moon will be out both nights so if skies are clear we have the option of doing a twilight/nighttime summit.

Although the total mileage for the trip is 17 miles, the longest single-day mileage is 6 miles.  The maximum elevation gain in a single day is 2800 ft.  


Rachel, Rampart & Lila Lakes

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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