Esmeralda Basin


Day Hike - Esmeralda Basin & Lake Ann

Let's explore the Esmeralda Basin for some views and fresh air. Pack a sense of adventure!

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,750 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

7:30AM Eastgate Park and Ride (14200 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue).

Preference is to carpool from the park and ride, please contact the leader to make other arrangements if the park and ride is not on your way. 

We'll hike at a steady pace of 2mph. With appropriate breaks for photos, flowers and gazing at views.

We'll extend the hike, if trail conditions permit, to Lake Ann. Round trip to Lake Ann is 8 miles, and 2200ft gain.  So be prepared to do this total distance and elevation when you sign up for this hike. 


Esmeralda Basin

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Mount Stuart
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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