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Lamoille Lake Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Spring Creek, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 987 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

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wild flowers

Somewhat strenuous hike along Ruby Crest Trail to high mountain lake (Lamoille) If you're not in shape or conditioned to the altitude, this high mountain hike will kick your butt !! I've seen locals run past me up this trail, but most of us climb very slowly and enjoy the incredible scenery. You have your choice of taking either the hiking or pack trail (stock doesn't have a choice) -- the hiking is steeper with looser rock but takes you under the trees more and along some unnamed ponds before you come to Dollar Lakes. Don't be fooled by Dollar Lakes, continue on to Lamoille Lake for the real reward. I've been there in August with snow still covering the banks of this lake. Fish practically jump onto your hook, but practicing catch n' release assures this lake has plenty of fish. The trail continues past Lamoille to Liberty Lake and the entire Ruby Crest Trail, but Lamoille Lake is a nice day hike destination. If you get too chilled by the lake, take the pack trail on your descent, the exposed trail should help you warm up in the sun.

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snow
6 months ago

Lots of snow but very nice trip up. All lakes frozen over now.

hiking
muddy
snow
8 months ago

Lots of snow and sloppy conditions. Hopefully it clears out before end of season.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike. plenty of shade. no snow on trail. a bit chilly in the early morning, but perfect temps by 9 am. very few people on trail. lake is a great temp for a soak. Keep going over liberty pass to catch liberty lake. even more beautiful

hiking
8 months ago

Loved this hike since I was just a Boy Scout. It’s a little burn in the lungs but nothing crazy. I’ve made this hike in no time. It’s pretty much switch backs the entire way with a gradual change in elevation. Dollar lakes come first, than it seems like just a few hundred feet ahead, you’ll bump right into Lamoille lake.

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bugs
9 months ago

Beautiful trail! I wouldn’t define it as hard though. Maybe moderate due to some steep sections and the high elevation. The trail is maintained, clear and easy to navigate. Nice, cool hike for when it’s hot down in the valley. Don’t forget your bug spray!! Mosquitos were thick until sundown.

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rocky
scramble
washed out
9 months ago

stock trail is really torn up

hiking
10 months ago

07/23/2019 Fun hike with great views. Short but steep at sections. Still snow patches at and above Lamoille Lake. Pass above Lamoille is still a bit buried. Lots of mosquitoes.

running
blowdown
snow
washed out
10 months ago

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
snow
10 months ago

Quite a bit of snow but you can make it to the lake now.

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked 1 mile into this trail. Still lots of snow. At 1 mile trail became steep and deep with snow. Also no trail markers for navigation so with snow difficult to know where to go without GPS. In area where there is no snow the trail has become streams of water.

hiking
Thu Oct 11 2018

We were not able to complete this trail since we can in late April and there was still too much snow. That being said, I am willing to make the drive (and looking forward to it) to come back out and experience it fully. We live about five+ hours away, but the views were spectacular.

Tue Sep 11 2018

This trail is NOT HARD I would call it easy to moderate. It goes by very quickly and there are two little ponds before you get to Lamoille Lake. We saw a bullsnake trying to swallow a big toad. The lake is beautiful, and the trail is pretty popular.

hiking
Fri Aug 31 2018

Cool views. Busy in the afternoon. Saw a man walking with a pack and double-barreled shotgun- that was weird. Unfortunately, tons of erosion from people getting off trail and also cutting switchbacks. Agree with others- this trail is not hard- on the easier side of moderate (mainly because I’m not accustomed to altitude).

hiking
Sat Aug 25 2018

Beautiful trees to walk through on this hike. There are a few switchbacks but it isn't too bad. Lamoille Lake is absolutely breathtaking. This also seems to be a choice spot for people to jump off the rocks into the lake. It is a chilly plunge but that doesn't seem to stop them. You will hike right passed the Dollar Lakes to get to this one. I would highly recommend it.

hiking
Fri Aug 17 2018

This is probably the most beautiful scenery I've ever experienced on a hike. The trail is just hard enough to get a great work out in without being too difficult. I went after work and made it to Lamoille lake in about 75 minutes.. The only downside was all the mosquitos at the lake. The fish were jumping so much it looked like the lake was boiling! I didn't stay long and made it back to my car just before sunset. I will definitely do this one again!

Mon Jul 23 2018

Great hike. There were a few steep spots but not too bad. Trail is easily seen.

hiking
Wed Jun 27 2018

Great trail. Fun day out with the kids. Wouldn’t class it as difficult.

Sun Jun 24 2018

Beautiful... there was still snow

hiking
Fri Oct 27 2017

Hiked this with my 6 and 4 year old today. Took about an hour and 40 minutes one way. Lots of snow and ice towards the top. Great hike!

fishing
Mon Oct 23 2017

Fantastic hike! A great oasis from the desert valley.

hiking
Sat Oct 14 2017

Love this hike! Went yesterday and there is about a foot of snow at the lake, but some patches have melted off. I've hiked it sevaral times and I love the spring there when the snow is melting and the wild flowers are blooming and the streams are flowing.

Fri Sep 08 2017

The trail was peaceful and beautiful. Just the right amount of difficulty for someone who doesn't hike as much as she would like.

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