Emerson Creek Trail

Distance

3 miles

Elevation Gain

1000 ft.

Difficulty

Difficult

This trail leaves from the Emerson Creek delta, on the north side of Upper Twin Lakes, just east of the stream that connects the Upper and Lower Twin Lakes. The beginning of this trail can be difficult to find when spring floods have obscured sections of the trail nearest the lake. Look for a trail just inside the tree line and occasional cairns. Once you’ve found the trail, continue northward. A good ending point in s large waterfall, 1.75 miles up the trail. You can stop at the bottom of the falls or climb a steep trail to the bluff above the falls. The trail continues into the alpine but eventually disappears into the tundra. Follow it as far as you feel comfortable.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 60.63227
Longitude: -153.90394