Gander Lake Trail #3568

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

The trail climbs steeply for about 0.5 mile and then levels off before reaching the Waldo Meadows Trail and Gander Lake.

Gander Lake is one of the first lakes in the area to be accessible in early spring.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 12/23/22: Temporarily closed due to Cedar Creek Fire. See closure order and map.

Permit Info:
Usage: Medium
Water: Natural water sources should be treated
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


Access is from Gander Lake Trailhead.

General Notes:

Map of Gander Lake trail

Early spring means hordes of mosquitoes. Be sure to camp 200 or more feet from the shoreline.

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Difficulty Level: Difficult


Difficulty Level: Difficult

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  Area/Length : 
1.8 miles

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  Elevation : 
4400 feet - 5000 feet