Elevation gain - 555 m (1,820 ft). 12km distance is return.
This is a gently inclining trail to Rowe Meadow which then increases in steepness for the last kilometer to Rowe Lakes. In fall the larches are amazing. Mount Rowe is accessible as a side trip (easy scramble) from the northwest corner of upper Rowe Lake. Photo below center is Rowe Meadow from trail to the upper lakes. Photo below right is from Upper Lakes back down the valley and over the ledge to the Lower Lake. In spring, a large volume of water cascades over this ledge (bottom left photo), but usually dries up by the end of June.
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Posted By: Michel
- Sun Jun 10 15:04:16 UTC 2007
UpsideThe trail is not very hard. DownsideNone. CommentWe were there last summer and it was just zen! We were alone for all our stay. In our way down we saw a couple of dears in the last ascent in the shadow. That was just awsome.
Posted By: oikos
- Tue Jun 28 02:15:54 UTC 2005
UpsideFor the reward, the trail isn't that hard. If you hike to the far (cliff side) edge of the upper lake closest to the cliff, you can look over the edge and see fish swimming in the lower lake. DownsideIncreasingly there are more people, especially on weekends. Also, you haven't been able to camp in the meadow for some time, even though maps still show a campsite. CommentA great place to see Hoary Marmots (we saw 4 (!) last weekend).