Smith Lake via Angel Lake Trail

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Humboldt National Forest

Smith Lake via Angel Lake Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wells, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and horses and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 790 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

forest

lake

views

wildlife

This trail can be tricky, but you don't have to go cross country -- there is a foot path that leads through the sub alpine brush, under aspens, along open slopes (views into Idaho to N past Jarbidge, and E into Utah flats), and up a rocky cliff for a worthwhile morning hike to 4 acre Smith Lake, strewn with huge boulders which look like a giant threw them down from the rocky cliffs above. Very few people use this trail. From the TH, follow the Grey's Lake trail to the cattle gate (close behind you), turn L immediately past the gate and climb steeply along the fence (don't grab it, it's barbed wire); at the top of the fence climb, look for the foot path that is overgrown with shrubs and follow this through the aspens and up the slope, towards Grey's Peak. Wear long pants (thick brush), leather gloves, layer clothes.

Great heart starter, do it early. Beautiful views and gorgeous lake.

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10 months ago

It was a great trail that was a little challenging on the way in but what a reward! I would gladly hike the every weekend for the clear lake and serene views

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10 months ago

Very good trail, I use it to help get my legs and lungs in shape for harder hikes.

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Fri Jul 06 2018

Hike to get your lungs working. Allows for a great view of the valley and a hidden pocket of beauty.

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