Lake Angeles Trail



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  • Bear canisters are recommended for food storage because of the lack of good trees for proper hanging.


Ecosystem Type: Montane forest, subalpine forest
Trail Tread Types: Maintained
General Elevation Trend: Moderate
Unique Features: Subalpine lake basin
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 3.5 miles to Lake Angeles and 6.4 miles to Klahhane Ridge
Elevation Change: 1,850 feet to 4,250 feet (lake) to 6,000 feet (Klahane Ridge)
Best Season: Early July through October (trail to Lake Angeles is generally melted out by June).
Stock: Open to stock. Consult regulations.


Food Storage Method: No bear wires. Bear canisters recommended as it is difficult to hang food 12 feet high and 10 feet out from the nearest trunk.
Location and sites: Numerous sites at the lake
Toilet Facilities: None. Bury human waste 6-8" deep and 200 feet from water sources and campsites.
Water Source: Lake outlet stream
Stock: Allowed, day use only.


Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Practice Leave No Trace during your stay to protect the resource and vegetation. Camp in designated sites or on bare ground.
Campfires: No campfires at Lake Angeles. To protect sensitive vegetation, campfires are prohibited above 3,500 feet.
Respect Wildlife: To protect bears and other wildlife, all food, garbage, and scented items must be secured from all wildlife 24 hours a day.



  • In early season, several steep snow slopes exist above Lake Angeles.
  • An ice axe and self-arrest skills may be required for much of the spring and early summer.
  • It may be difficult to follow sections of trail due to snow.
  • Map and compass skills may be required during much of the spring and early summer.
Lake Angeles from Klahhane Ridge
Lake Angeles from Klahhane Ridge

Last updated: September 7, 2021

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