DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,522 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

horseback riding

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

snow

no dogs

hiking
2 days ago

I did this hike 2 years ago and it remains to be one of my favorites. The trail is covered in packed snow the entire way, so I would definitely recommend having micro spikes on hand. It can definitely be done without spikes, but it just might be a little slower/harder/more slippery. Once you get above tree line you might find yourself following footpaths that are definitely not the real trail, but it will get you up to the trail junction between Chasm Lake and Boulderfield one way or another. A breathtaking view of Longs is visible for most of the hike (above tree line) but it’s even more amazing to have it looming above you once you’re finally at the lake.