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Leave Your Footprints at Lake Magaret

This well-traveled path provides an opportunity to experience everything mother nature has to offer, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded strangers who share your passion of hiking, running, and exploring.

While Lake Margaret is a heavily trafficked trail, the picturesque scenery will take your breath away. The trail is a 2.5-mile trek to the lake (five miles round trip) with 678 feet of elevation change and the high point of the trail reaching 7,750 feet. It is a great hike for beginners, families, and our four-legged dog companions. The trail crosses Caples Creek and leads you to several ponds that hold stagnant water. While these ponds are surrounded by lush green banks, they do not compare to the beauty of your final destination, Lake Margaret. With the numerous bodies of water that are encountered on the trail, bug spray will certainly be needed.
The Lake Margaret trail, considered a moderate trek, offers adventure around every bend that includes glimpses of open meadows, lush f…

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