Ancient Lake


Day Hike - Ancient Lake

An easy to moderate hike, with about 6 miles total distance, depending on route. About 500 ft elev gain. Beautiful basalt columns, several lakes, a waterfall, and hopefully, desert wildflowers

  • *Varies*
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

Meet at lower trailhead parking lot southwest of Quincy, at 8:30 a.m.

No technical difficulty except a couple of short rocky slopes.


Ancient Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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