Marble Mountain PCT Adventure

  • Lovers Camp TH – Marble Valley – PCT – Shackleford TH= 14.2 miles
    • Marble Valley Guard Station / Canyon Creek Trail – 5,890 ft
      • Canyon Creek Trail 5532 from Lovers Camp Trailhead = 3.8 miles
    • Little Marble Valley @ 0.6 miles
    • Haypress Trail @ 1.0 miles – 6,230 ft
    • Sky High Lakes Trail @ 1.5 miles
    • Shadow Lake Trail @ 2.2 miles
      • Shadow Lake = 0.3 miles
    • Shadow Lake Trail x2 @ 2.9 miles – 6,500 ft
    • Red Rock Valley Trail @ 3.2 miles – 6,370 ft
      • Red Rock Valley Trail 5538 to Lovers Camp Trailhead = 4.8 miles
        • Red Rock Trail to Deep Lake Trail Junction = 1.9 miles
        • Deep Lake Junction to Canyon Creek Trail = 2.3 miles
        • Red Rock Valley Trail junction with Canyon Creek Trail to Lovers Camp Trailhead = 0.6 miles
    • Cold Springs Trail @ 3.6 miles
    • Shackleford Trail @ 5.1 miles
      • Shackleford Trail = 5.3 miles
        • Summit Lake @ 0.7 miles
        • Little Elk Pass Trail @ 1.1 miles
        • Campbell Lake Trail @ 2.3 miles
        • Back Meadows Trail @ 2.7 miles
        • Campbell Cutoff Trail @ 3.2 miles
        • Shackleford Trailhead @ 5.3 miles
  • Or keep going down the PCT to Shelly Fork Trailhead =16.7 miles
    • Kidder Creek Trail saddle / PCT @ ~8.5 miles
    • Marten Lake @ 9.8 miles
    • PCT / Right Hand Fork Trail 5401 / Shelly Fork Trail @ 12.9 miles from LCTH
      • PCT to Shelly Fork Trailhead = 2.1 miles
  • Add on Maneaten Lake = ~ 1 mile
    • Kidder Creek Trail saddle / PCT @ ~8.5 miles from LCTH
    • Maneaten Lake @ ~1/2 mile Crosscountry below west side of saddle
  • Add on Wooley, Heather, Blueberry, Osprey, Milne, and Kleaver = ~10+ miles
    • PCT / Right Hand Fork Trail 5401 / Shelly Fork Trail @ 12.9 miles from LCTH
    • Right Hand Fork / Bug Gulch Trail Junction @ 2.5 miles
    • Cabin Gulch Trail @ 2.8 miles
      • Cabin Gulch Lake = 1.6 miles (3.2 roundtrip)
    • Grants Meadows @ ~ 4 miles
    • Cross-Country to Heather Lake saddle above Wooley Lake
      • View down to Blueberry Lake
    • Cross over northern ridge to Milne Lake
      • View down to Kleaver Lake, Climb up to Osprey Lake

Marble Mountain PCT

  • Marble Mountain Wilderness
  • Marble Mountain PCT Adventure
  • Seiad Valley Trailhead to Etna Summit Trailhead = 55.8 miles
    • Seiad Valley Trailhead to Grider Creek Campground @ 6.5 miles
    • Grider Creek Trail at Road 46N72 @ 14.1 miles
    • Buckhorn Spring @ 20.8 miles
    • Bear Lake – Turk Lake Trails @ 24.8 miles
    • Paradise Lake @ 26.4 miles
    • Marble Valley Guard Station / Canyon Creek Trail @ 31.7 miles
    • Red Rock Valley Trail / Cold Spring Trail @ 35.0 miles
    • Older PCT route to Kidder Lake Trail @ 40.2 miles
    • Shelly Fork Trail / Shelly Meadows Trail @ 44.6 miles
    • Etna Summit @ 55.8 miles

Mt Eddy PCT

  • Scott Mountain Summit to Trinity Divide = 37.3 miles
    • Masterson Meadow Saddle @ 4.4 miles
    • Bull Lake Saddle @ 12.3 miles
    • Parks Creek Road 42N17 @ 20.7 miles
    • Upper Deadfall Lake @ 24 miles
    • Porcupine Lake spur trail @ 29.4 miles
    • Road 40N30 @ 35 miles
    • Trinity Divide @ 37.3 miles

Mt Eddy PCT Highlights

  • Parks Creek Trailhead to Seven Lakes Basin Spur Trail = 16.5 milesParks Creek Trailhead to PCT/Parks Creek Junction @ 2.8 miles – 6,860 ft
      • Note: Lower Deadfall Spur Trail to PCT junction = 1.5 miles
    • PCT/Parks Creek Junction to Upper Deadfall Lake @ 3.0 miles – 7,220 ft
    • Sisson Trail 6W06 saddle @ 5.2 miles – 7,410 ft
    • Toad Lake Trail @ 8 miles – 7,310 ft
    • Porcupine Spur Trail @ 8.3 miles – 7,160 ft
      • Porcupine Lake = 0.2 miles
    • Gumboot Trail @ 13.7 miles – 6,510 ft
      • Gumboot Lake = 0.7 miles
    • Upper Seven Lakes Basin Spur Trail @ 15.9 miles
      • Seven Lakes Basin Spur Trail 6W12 to Laken Helen = 0.6 miles

Alpine, Smith and Morris Lakes

Alpine & Smith Lakes – Trinity Alps Wilderness

  • Distance = ~22 miles
    • Stuart Fork Trailhead to Alpine Lake = 8 miles one-way
    • Stuart Fork Trailhead to Smith Lake – 10 miles one-way
    • Stuart Fork Trailhead to Alpine Lake = 17.4 miles roundtrip
    • Alpine Lake to Smith Lake = 4 miles roundtrip
    • Smith Lake to Morris Lake = ? miles roundtrip
  • Season: Mid July – Late September
  • Recommended Route: Stuart Fork Trailhead to?
  • Difficult Trail – Steep Climb
  • Stuart Fork Trailhead
    • Highway 3, Stuart Fork Arm of Trinity Lake
    • 3.5 miles to Stuart Fork Trailhead
    • Bridge Campground nearby
  • Cross Stuart Fork @ 5 miles in from Stuart Fork Trailhead – Dangerous in high water or after rain
  • 2,600 foot climb from Oak Flat to Alpine Lake over 2.5 miles = 4 hours
    • Last 2 miles are steep and exposed
    • Water at 1.75 miles from Oak Flat where trail meets outlet
  • Alpine Lake (14 acres) – Brook Trout
    • 3 campsites at lower end of Alpine Lake
    • Fishing is better in Stuart Fork than Alpine Lake
  • Trail to Smith & Morris Lakes – 2 miles
    • Easier to day-hike due to steep terrain and bushwhacking
      • 1/2 day for 2 miles with backpacking bag
    • Trinity Alps Photo Blog – Smith and Morris Lakes
    • Avoid during lightening storm
    • Smith Lake @ 6,950 feet (24 acres) – Rainbow and Brook Trout
      • Camping on eat shore, north of outlet crossing
        • Camping better up at Morris
    • Morris Lake (? acres) – ? miles
      • Camping on west shore near inlet
  • There is an alternative route to Smith & Morris from Canyon Creek Trail or Morris Meadows

Graph of Climb from Oak Flat to Alpine Lake – from Jan’s Jaunts Blog

Graph of Climb from Alpine Lake to Smith Lake- from Jan’s Jaunts Blog

 

 

Geologic Areas

  • Burnt Lava Flow Geological Area
  • Cabin Meadow Pillow Lava
  • Caesar Peak Perennial Ice Field
  • Chine Mountain
  • Coffee Creek Stream Capture
  • Condrey Mountain Schist Geologic Area
  • Cory Peak
  • Crater Creek Precambrian Rock
  • Deer Creek Landslide
  • Elk Lick
  • Giant Crater
  • Glass Mountain
  • Hole-In-The-Ground
  • Little Glass Mountain
  • Little Grider Avalanche Debris
  • Little South Fork Avalanche
  • Little South Fork Waterfall
  • Limestone Bluff Natural Research Area (Sections 1 & 2)
  • Marble Caves Research natural Area
  • McCash Creek
  • Medicine Lake Glass Flow
  • Murderers Bar Landslide
  • Preston Peak
  • Pumice Crater and Crater Glass
  • Pumice Stone
  • Stuart Fork Research natural Area
  • Wooley Creek Batholith Roof Zone