Petite Lake to Twin Lakes via Trail 095

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Petite Lake to Twin Lakes via Trail 095 is a 13.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Galena, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,191 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
21 days ago

This is a stellar hike. You will share the trail with others but pay no mind. You will love the view and never forget it. The only thing I will add is that Alltrails has a very poor mileage system, this trail being an example. The mileage points are arbitrary so be aware. The hike from trailhead to Alice lake is actually just over 6 miles. You can see this looking closely at the mapping but just a heads up. The view from Alice lake includes a very foreboding El Capitan, reminiscent of the Wind Rivers, and a ridgeline that resembles the ranges namesake, Sawtooth. The place is magical. Don't start late like we did, as we ended up with about 40 minutes at the lake. We got back to the car at dark.

1 month ago

Truly stunning! We did this as a day trip, and I wish we would have stayed a night or two up at Alice Lake — plenty of little secluded spots to camp. The incline was gradual, though make sure to pack really sturdy hiking boots (with ankle support) since the hike is very rocky (it is the sawtooths, after all). Definitely planning to come back!

4 months ago

Did the hike on June 2nd, 2018. There was about 4 feet of lightly packed snow during the last mile up to Alice lake, which was our destination. That made the hike challenging for this time of year but definitely hikeable!
I highly recommend the challenge!

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