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Apline Lakes:West Home Contact Infomation Statistics Explained Map Information Scope

  • High point: 4236.0 ft
  • Low point: 1265.0 ft
  • Total Length: 5.7 Miles
  • Effective Length: 8.8 Miles
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Dingford Creek Trail #1005 Directions: I-90 to exit #34. Follow 468th Avenue north. In 0.6 mile turn right onto the Middle Fork Road #56. Stay on Road #56 for 12.0 miles, at which point it veers to the right. Continue for another 5.0 miles; the parking area is on the right side of the road and the trailhead is on the left. The road is very rough and high clearance vehicles are recommended. .1

Attractions & Considerations: The trail switchbacks steeply up the hill through a second growth forest for one mile. After crossing the wilderness boundary, the trail continues gradually through an old growth forest. At 3.2 miles the trail junctions with the Hester Lake Trail. The Dingford Creek Trail continues left another two miles to Myrtle Lake with fishing opportunities and panoramic views of Big Snow Mountain. 1

1Source: USFS Trail Guide

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