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Lake Angeles Trail
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are recommended for food storage because of the lack of good trees for proper hanging.
: Montane forest, subalpine forest
Trail Tread Types
General Elevation Trend
: Subalpine lake basin
Level of Difficulty
: 3.5 miles to Lake Angeles and 6.4 miles to Klahhane Ridge
: 1,850 feet to 4,250 feet (lake) to 6,000 feet (Klahane Ridge)
: Early July through October (trail to Lake Angeles is generally melted out by June).
: Open to
. 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
: None. Bury human waste 6-8" deep and 200 feet from water sources and campsites.
: Lake outlet stream
: Allowed, day use only.
Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace
during your stay to protect the resource and vegetation. Camp in designated sites or on bare ground.
: No campfires at Lake Angeles. To protect sensitive vegetation, campfires are prohibited above 3,500 feet.
: 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
Last updated: July 28, 2022
600 E. Park Avenue