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Cliff Lake Trail - Trinity Divide
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Cliff Lake Trail - Trinity DivideNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar Aug 29 2020
lojones5
Hiking6.02 Miles 1,308 AEG
Hiking6.02 Miles   3 Hrs   33 Mns   1.80 mph
1,308 ft AEG      12 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
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I decided to revisit Cliff Lake and was determined to make it up to the cliff above the lake this time. The trail to the lake is a very rough road which is at one point made up of piles of miscellaneous-sized rocks. There was one jeep that made the drive to the lake, but most cars will not. There was a group camping at the lake, so I felt less isolated than my last visit. The lake was full and beautiful, with some water still exiting the outlet of the lake--one of the several sources of water that eventually becomes the Sacramento River. This time I found the trail that leads to Terrace Lake, it was a little difficult to follow but it was there. Terrace Lake was smaller, but the water was still clear and it was below by a nice green hill side. I continued on towards Upper Cliff Lake which during the Spring will flow into Cliff Lake creating some beautiful waterfalls. There was no trail beyond Terrance Lake so I chose my own path and did my best to avoid having to step through manzanita. I found a small pond then continued on to Upper Cliff Lake and ate lunch at a local peak overlooking each of the Cliff lakes. Visibility was lower than usual due to CA wildfires, but was much better than the week before. I could see four lakes from where I was perched for lunch. Upper Cliff Lake was shallow and darker--not very inviting for swimming. So I hiked back down to Cliff Lake for a refreshing swim in its crystal clear water before heading back to the car happy with my decisions of the day.
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