Wrights Lake to Willow Flat and Red Peak Stock Driveway

based on 1 tracks & routes #124 hike out of 178 in
9.4 mi
Distance
5 hrs 19 min
Time
terrain
764 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

Long hike out of Wrights Lake toward Maude Lake, but branches off to a pair of little-visited lakes

Getting Started

Start at the Twin Lakes trailhead at the east end of Wrights Lake. If the parking is full, park at the overflow parking just north of the horse camp, cut across the grass to the campground, exit the the campground, and walk along the road the the trailhead.

The trail passes some meadows by Wrights Lake, then ascends to the top of a low ridge where it joins the trail from the Rockbound Trailhead. Follow the trail east. There's a branch to Gertrude Lake, and then the trail ascends to a ridge with good views of the Jones Fork. Descend into the Jones drainage and follow the trail to Willow Flat. The trail goes through a wood at the upper end of Willow Flat, then past the northern end of the big bare granite hill, and then into a second wood. The branch to the stock driveway is at the east end of this wood, just before the trail starts ascending across the bare rock toward Maud Lake. It isn't marked with a junction post. The branch trail doubles back, gradually ascending on the north side of the Jones Fork drainage to the double lakes. After the lakes, it curves to the north and ascends to meet the old stock driveway.

Taking Children

No dropoffs, slopes are gentle. Good for kids, although probably too long for a day hike. In early summer, it might be hard to cross the Jones Fork. But at high flows, that might make a good destination, because there will be lots of cascades across the flat granite.


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adriangriffin 4 months, 2 weeks ago