Photos of Trinity Alps Wilderness Hiking Trails

1 month ago

I initially reviewed this trail after a misadventure day hike last winter. I returned & backpacked this trail early October 2018, and I am so glad that I gave Alpine Lake another chance. The fall colors were stunning the whole time. I love the yellow maples along Stuart fork trail. The foliage was vibrant - especially from the top (ridge just before the lake) over-looking red mountain. We were the only ones on the trail all day and had the whole lake to ourselves, which was perfect since there are only about two camp sites around Alpine Lake. I will admit, those last 3-4 miles once you cross the Stuart Fork river are strenuous and challenging - but so worth it!