Poia Lake Trail

Difficulty
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Hard
Duration
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5.5-8h
Distance
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21.0 km
Elevation
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720 m
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Directions to Trailhead

Poia Lake Trail is a scenic trail that takes you through limestone mountains, climbing ridges and exploring Poia Lake’s pebble beach. This trail has some elevation to it, so wear some sturdy hiking shoes. As you wander through Poia Lake Trail, be aware of your surroundings as bears frequent this area.

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Route Description for Poia Lake Trail

Poia Lake Trail is full of beautiful scenery that follows you throughout the whole trail. Starting at the Apikuni Trailhead, follow the path through meadows of aspen trees and begin climbing up ridges. The forest turns to pine trees, and you will come across a small lake. Continue on, and following the Kennedy Creek drainage, walk down the steep trail to get to Poia Lake. This lake has a pebble beach where you can enjoy lunch and a swim in the summer months. This is an out-and-back trail, so when you are ready, head back the way you came.

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Getting to the Poia Lake Trail Trailhead

To get to Poia Lake Trail from Babb, head East toward US-89 South and turn right. Turn right onto Route 3, and after 7.5 mi, turn right to reach your destination.

Route Information

  • When to do

    June - September

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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