Ancient Lake Road Loop

2 reviews #2 hike out of 21 in
7.5 mi
4 hrs 27 min
239 ft
Elev Gain


Difficult hike
Park at Burke lake if you are looking for a more moderate to easy hike.

Getting Started

From north trailhead go right down to the lake above the first waterfall. To the right of the first waterfall where there is graffiti I hiked 7.9 miles from the north trailhead. Wouldn't recommend it for anyone carrying a heavy load or with small children as you have to descend down steep slick rock next to the waterfalls and then cross a boulder field on the side of the lake.

Taking Children

North trailhead not recommended for small children, nor children that are not experienced.

This is an alternate route for Ancient Lake Road Loop.

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    4 years, 7 months ago
    Visited 4/15/19, hiked 7.9 miles. Liked the landscape, just didn't like the north entrance. Wouldn't recommend using the North trailhead if you want to got down to the lower parts of ancient lakes. You have to traverse down slick rock and a boulder field to get to the easier trails. Park at burke lake if you are looking for something more moderate. Burke lake also has a vaulted toilet and lots of camping spots.
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    2 years, 2 months ago

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