Smith and Morris Lakes is a 16.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Trinity Center, California that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
This tough hike requires a steep off-trail climb, with both terrain and navigation challenges. One of the prettiest lakes in the wilderness - a deep, blue gem tucked under the soaring granite of Sawtooth Mountain. Free wilderness permit required for overnight visitors. Free campfire permits required for fires and camp stoves. Trails in the Trinity Alps are always open: however, most trailhead access roads are closed or impassable during winter.