This valley-bottom trail goes through old-growth timber within Alpine Lakes Wilderness. There is limited horse feed. A landslide that occurred in 2011 has damaged the trail beyond recognition approximately 2 miles south of Lake Josephine in the area with the junction of Chain Lakes Trail #1569. This section of trail is passable on foot but not recommended for stock.
At a Glance
Alpine Lake Wilderness permit required. These are self-issuing at the trailhead.