Photos of Harvard Lakes, Mount Columbia, Mount Harvard

Distance: 18.8 miles Elevation Gain: 8,024 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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2 months ago

Actual trail differs slightly from All Trails map. There are a few places where you kind of loose the trail, but it’s pretty easy to find until you get to the initial ascent of Mt. Columbia (at about 5/5.5 miles in), then the rest of the way is kind of a rock scramble. This is a pretty tough hike. We were planning to summit Columbia and Harvard, but by the time we got to the top of Columbia we decided to make our way back down. Beautiful hike, tons of water features. Substantial elevation gain throughout. We were totally worn out by the end. **note: after mile 3 and heavily around mile 5 the mosquitos were horrible

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