Trip Report    

Day Hike - Berkeley Park

The hike began at the Sunrise Parking lot, went out by Frozen Lake, and then on down into Berkeley Park. Flowers are past peak but still beautiful, especially by the numerous streams.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • The trail is in great shape, but very dusty right now.  It was fairly busy to the intersection at Frozen Lake, but after that it was pleasant in terms of people.  We began hiking around 9:15 a.m. on a Friday morning; there were many open spots in the parking lot.  There were a few small stream crossings but nothing that was difficult or that would require water-proof shoes.  Trekking poles come in handy for this hike.  

The hike participants really enjoyed the wildlife we saw on this hike:  2 bears, multiple mountain goats multiple times, baby mountain goats, marmots, ground squirrels, and a pica.  Flowers are near the end but still beautiful near the water.  Round trip (out and back) we did 7 miles and 1500 feet of elevation gain.  The hike is unique in that most of the way out is down-hill (once you get out of the immediate Sunrise area and in the Frozen Lake area), so schedule time and rest to allow for the bulk of elevation gain from the turn-around point in the "park" back to Frozen Lake.