Emerald Lake Trail
The trail crosses Tyndall Creek and follows the north-shore of Dream Lake. The hike along the shore is pleasant and easy. As you get past the west end of the lake, the trail begins a steep climb toward Emerald Lake. It travels through spruce forest, paralleling Tyndall Creek. At one point the trail becomes fairly steep and rocky, coming close to the creek. It levels off just above Emerald Lake and then makes a short descent to the lake.
Emerald Lake is a dark green-colored lake situated in a deep cirque below Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain. The shore is very steep and rocky. There are a few flat boulders that you can sit on near the trails end. Although the trail is steep in spots, the experience of Emerald Lake is well worth the effort.
|Length:||.65 miles (1.04 kilometers)|
|Elevation change:||283 feet|
|Season:||Jun 1 - Nov 1|
|Difficulty:||Easy to moderate|
|USGS maps:||McHenrys Peak|
No pets are permitted
|Suitable for mountain bikes:||No (not permitted)|
|Suitable for horses:||No|
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