Lower Gardner Meadow, Wolf Creek Pass and Asa Lake

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Lower Gardner Meadow, Wolf Creek Pass and Asa Lake is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cape Horn, California that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
564 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

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3 months ago

The trail from Highland Lakes to Asa Lake is poorly marked. We missed the Asa Lake turn off. FYI it's about 75 yards past the "Entering Wilderness" sign. At this point the trail starts downhill and the split is hardly noticeable because the left fork (the one you want to take to Asa Lake) looks more like drainage or creek bed, so it's very easy to assume the trail you've been on just continue on to the right. Take the drainage one that veers off to the left.
On Laborday weekend the Highland Lakes campground was completely full.

hiking
3 months ago