Surprise Lake & Mountain

Trip

Day Hike - Surprise & Glacier Lakes

Two lakes to explore and possibly Surprise Gap as well.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • Pace: Moderate, slower on the steep parts

Trailhead at 0730. Directions will be provided.

Lots of cool forest to hike in, before climbing up to two lakes.  Destination includes both lakes and possibly Surprise Gap or the PCT above Glacier Lake. 

It's a buggy summer, so come prepared for lots of mosquitoes.  

Possible lake swim if weather cooperates and you are interested.  The alpine lake "spa" experience is not to be missed!

Route/Place

Surprise Lake & Mountain


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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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