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Length: 2.5-miles (one-way)
Trailhead Facilities: Campground facilities
Short Trail Summary: This hike description is to junction with the Continental Divide Trail No. 813.
To reach the Williams Lake Fork Trail hikers must first reach the junction of the trail located approximately 7.4-miles up the Williams Creek Trail No. 587. Turning northeast at the junction, the trail meanders to the east climbing steep switchbacks before crossing the outflow of the lake and winding north to the 11,695-foot basin of the Williams Lakes. Another .7-miles to the Continental Divide Trail No. 813.
Directions: Drive North on Piedra Road (CR 600/FS 631) 22-miles to the intersection with the FS 640 (Williams Creek Road). Turn north and drive an additional 4.9-miles to the trailhead located at the end of the road and next to the Palisades Horse Campground.