Smith Lake Trail

EASY 6 reviews
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Smith Lake Trail is a 3.2 mile loop trail located near Blairsden-Graeagle, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
626 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

lake

views

wildlife

Directions from Graeagle: Travel south on Hwy. #89 for approximately 1.25 miles and turn right onto Primary Forest Route #24. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles and turn right onto the road to Gray Eagle Lodge. The trailhead is on the road to Gray Eagle Lodge. Trailhead T.22N., R.12E., Section 32.

hiking
19 days ago

Decent hike, not quite what it was hyped as. Wouldn’t necessarily classify as easy - the western part of the loop of the lake is “unmaintained” as a sign on a log points out. The elevation was real too! Nevertheless, if looking for a quick moderate hike with a nice lake view, this is a good option!

hiking
28 days ago

Beautiful hike. Definitely hike the ridge above the Lake. Frost side of the mountain trail is still snowed in as of 4/26/18.

10 months ago

The initial accent is not "easy".

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
10 months ago