Surprise Lake & Mountain


Day Hike - Surprise Lake & Mountain

Two alpine lakes, fall colors, old growth forest and views of Mount Daniel where else to spend a fall day hiking.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,330 ft
  • Pace: Moderate (2.0 mph)

Meet at 7:30 AM at the Monroe Park and ride. 


Surprise Lake & Mountain

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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