Vivian Lake Trail #3662

This popular, moderately used trail is in the northwest corner of the Diamond Peak Wilderness. You pass the junctions with Mt. Yoran Trail and Diamond Peak Tie Trail within the first mile. The trail meanders past Notch Lake, several small, unnamed lakes and Ranger and Vivian Lakes.

The steep trail north of Vivian Lake traverses down a north-facing slope, providing a challenge to the day hiker. Continuing north of Vivian Lake, the trail parallels Fall Creek along a magnificent series of rapids and waterfalls, the largest of which - Fall Creek Falls - plunges over basalt cliffs more than 100 feet tall.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Wilderness Self-Issue Permit required for both day use and overnight stays from June 15 through October 15. Free permits are self-issued at the trailhead.
Usage: Light
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Salt Creek Falls Observation Site.
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information

General Notes:

Map of Vivian Lake trailBe sure to remember your camera and bring fast film (if it's not a digital camera that is).

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate


Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Horse Riding

Viewing Scenery

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  Area/Length : 
5.6 miles

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  Elevation : 
5520 feet