Horton Lake Trail
Horton Lake Trail is fairly long and possesses a relatively large elevation incline and is therefore considered to be a moderately difficult route. The scenery is nonetheless incredible along the route, as it takes you throughout the stunning alpine environment of the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountain range.
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Route Description for Horton Lake Trail
Sections of the Horton Lake Trail are overgrown from infrequent usage, and so we recommend wearing long pants to protect yourself from being scratched or cut up. Likewise, good hiking boots are also recommended as the route traverses a fair amount of elevation incline over terrain that is often uneven. Your ankles and knees will thank you!
Having parked your vehicle, follow the Horton Lake Trail as it makes its way east over a series of switchbacks. With the switchbacks completed, the route will veer north, and the elevation incline will plateau for a few hundred feet. The Horton Lake Trail will then begin to head east once again, picking up elevation steadily as it does.
After crossing several creeks, the route will again traverse a series of switchbacks before veering south and arriving at Horton Lake. The lake itself is incredibly beautiful, so you should take your time to enjoy the scenery and perhaps stop for a picnic. Then, when you're ready, simply backtrack your steps towards the trailhead and your waiting vehicle.
Getting to the Horton Lake Trail Trailhead
The trailhead for the Horton Lake Trail is located off of Buttermilk Road, along an unpaved section of roadway.
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