Buckles and Harris Lake Trail No. 688

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Buckles/Harris Lake Trail #688 map:  Click here

Length: 1.6-miles (one-way)

Elevation Stats: Elevation gain 148’, descent 320’ (reversed on return to trailhead). Starting elevation 9685’.

Trailhead facilities:Vault toilet

Trail summary: This hike description is to Harris Lake.

This is a short hike that is good for kids and best in the early season as both lakes are drained for water rights in a nearby ranch community.

Easy hike with a few small ups and down and plenty of opportunity to play in the mud and water to investigate little critters that are most enjoyed by tiny hands. Lots of open meadow features as well as shady respite.

Driving directions and map: Click here


2 thoughts on “Buckles and Harris Lake Trail No. 688

  1. What are the rules for atv in this area. Planning a hunt in October and didn’t know if the trail to the lake allowed for riding an atv from the trailhead to the lake.

    • Most of the trails in the area are hiking accessible but there are a few trails that also permit ATV use to the wilderness boundary. Buckles Lake Road (the access road) has numerous forest service roads which can be traveled if there is no posted signage or gates advising otherwise.

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