South Waldo Lake Trail

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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
5.36 mi
Elevation
2072'
Rating
Forecast
Trail bed is covered deep snow. Snow is unpacked and not rideable.

Trail Reports

  • Marc Fortier August 29, 2016 at 10:11 amCamped at Upper Island Lake, and the mosquitoes were only a nuisance in the morning. Great lake for a swim - with a sandy shore, and a deep rocky bottom. Trail is perfection right now. Ripe with huckleberries too.
  • Joe Myers August 12, 2016 at 9:51 amParked at the South end of this trail a few days ago to start a ride and the trail is VERY overgrown. Mosquitoes were also fierce. This section from the road to Fuji trail was logged out about a week ago and the plan is to get it ridden in more so it doesn't disappear again.
 

Trail Description

South Waldo Lake trail climbs steeply from the intersection of Mt Ray trail if headed South. There are a couple rocky drainage crossings to navigate to keep you on your toes and some of the pitches will test your endurance and leg strength. From here the trail is more rolling the terrain opens up quite a bit to old growth hemlock and rock outcroppings. Near the intersection with Fuji Mountain Trail # 3674 the trail passes between the Island Lakes and continues on to Mt. Ray trail. The Island lakes are a sight to see. Small, pristine and enchanting.

North of the Mt Ray Trail intersection the South Waldo Lake trail enters the Waldo Lake Wilderness which is Closed to Bikes. South of Fuji Mountain trail the trail becomes a little more remote and can be overgrown to the point of being almost invisible the farther south you travel.

Trail Photos

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Trail Reports » South Waldo Lake

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  1. Marc Fortier says:

    Camped at Upper Island Lake, and the mosquitoes were only a nuisance in the morning. Great lake for a swim – with a sandy shore, and a deep rocky bottom. Trail is perfection right now. Ripe with huckleberries too.

  2. Joe Myers says:

    Parked at the South end of this trail a few days ago to start a ride and the trail is VERY overgrown. Mosquitoes were also fierce. This section from the road to Fuji trail was logged out about a week ago and the plan is to get it ridden in more so it doesn’t disappear again.

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