Minotaur Lake Trail
Minotaur Lake Trail is a 4.8 km moderately trafficked hike that is challenging. This trail isn’t very long but it packs in the elevation gain, earning its difficulty rating. The first mile or so will get you sweating! Enjoy a peaceful lake and golden autumn larches once you’ve reached the top. Poles are a must for this one.
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Route Description for Minotaur Lake Trail
For those who want to get a real workout in without going too far, Minotaur Lake is perfect. Grab your poles and prepare for a gruelling short ascent to a picturesque lake. We love this hike in the autumn colors, but it’s great in the summer too.
Begin from the trailhead and begin the climb up. The route wastes no time in steepening, and the first mile or so will be the worst of it. Once you pass the wilderness sign, expect things to even out just a bit. Catch your breath up at Minotaur Lake, perhaps taking the steep but short side trip to Theseus Lake just east of you. If you don’t want to take on the steep drop to Theseus, you can look over it from the ridge beside Minotaur Lake.
When you’re ready, turn back and begin the knee-crushing descent. As we said, poles are a must here.
Getting to the Minotaur Lake Trail Trailhead
The trailhead for the Minotaur Lake Trail is at the end of Minotaur Lake USFS 6704 Road. There is parking here.
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