Bramlet Lake Hike

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10.9 km
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560 m
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Sweeping mountain views await you from the shoreline of Bramlet Lake. The Bramlet Lake Hike is a short, but steep adventure into the Cabinet Mountains that explores a swathe of wilderness occupied by a diversity of flora and fauna.

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Route Description for Bramlet Lake Hike

Immerse yourself in the Cabinet Mountains on the Bramlet Lake Hike. This route is hard to beat, boasting unrivaled mountain views and an idyllic lake! Yielding a diversity of flora and fauna—including black bears, grizzlies, cougars, and an array of bird species, there is no shortage of excitement on this trek. Note that much of the path is rough and uneven, so trekking poles and hiking boots are recommended. Also, don’t forget bug repellent—the mosquitos are relentless.

Setting out from the trailhead, your hike up to the alpine lake passes through the gate, wandering along the old mining road into the lush woodlands. Enjoy the shade of the lush tree canopy and keep an eye out for wildlife. After some hiking, you will reach an intersection, turn right and navigate a switchback up to the Jumbo Mines. Here, turn left, and you will be diverted onto the Bramlet Creek Trail, passing the Bramlet Mine and climbing alongside the meandering creek.

Soon you will cross into the Wilderness boundary before cresting the lake. Marvel at the beauty of the idyllic lake flanked by the ridges anchored by Carney Peak. Dip your tired feet in the chilly alpine waters, then head back the way you came to the trailhead.

Getting to the Bramlet Lake Hike Trailhead

Access this hike from the trailhead off National Forest Development Road 2332.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Dispersed Camping

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  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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