Talapus Lake Trail


Day Hike - Talapus & Olallie Lakes

After Hours Conditioning Hike at a Moderate Pace

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  • Moderate, Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,220 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

5 PM, trailhead. Forest Service Pass required.

Much needed road improvements have begun. Monday though noon Friday  either road 9030 or 9031 will be closed. If 9030 is closed we will change to 9031 and hike to the Ira Spring Memorial instead. This is a more strenuous hike, but very beautiful with views (if clear) and Bear grass.

 Nice forest hike to two lakes. Bring a sack dinner. We will hike at a moderate pace (approx. 2 mph), our goal is to condition for summer hikes and finish in daylight. All hikers must be capable of that pace and carry a headlamp just in case.


Talapus Lake Trail

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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