Smith Lake via Angel Lake Trail

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Smith Lake via Angel Lake Trail is a 3.8 mile out and back trail located near Wells, Nevada and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
954 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

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.