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Pets allowed
Elevation Gain
50.00 ft (15.24 m)
Trail type
2.70 mi (4.35 km)
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The Alturas Lake Trail is not part of the official Forest Service network. It may be a combination of the historic route connecting the Eureka town site with Sawtooth City, or simply a user-created trail along the shore of the lake. The beach at the northeast corner is a nice spot to spend the day or have an evening picnic. The trail is a pleasant walk and a great option for young children.  There are no beaches along the shoreline but from the end of the trail a .3 mile strip of sand extends all the way to more heavily-used beaches at the day use area.

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Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Not Required


Good option for kids. Easy day hike. Ends at a beach.


Unnofficial trail. May not be maintained.

Trailhead Elevation

7,040.00 ft (2,145.79 m)




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