Details

Distance

7 miles

Elevation Gain

1500 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Bryan Young

Lakeside camping with mountain backdrop. What else needs to be said?!

Begin at Camp Misery (elev. 5,717 ft). This is a total misname by the way! It should be titled Camp On The Way To Awesomeness! Anyway, head .6 miles on Trail 8 to the intersection of trail.

From here turn right on Trail 68 and hike .7 miles until the intersection where you turn right on Trail 7 for your ascent into Jewel Basin. At the next trail junction take the right onto Trail 392 for .4 miles toward Picnic Lakes.

Upon reaching Picnic Lakes, and the next junction, turn left for the descent toward Black Lake. (Turning right will take you to Mt. Aeneas which is an incredible summit!) Take this trail .7 miles to the next junction where you will turn right on Trail 792. Continue your descent until you reach Black Lake sitting at the bottom of Mount Aeneas.

There are 2 main campsites for you to choose. Pass the first (most obvious one) to the more isolated and creek adjacent smaller site for beautiful mountain views and creek waterfall site.  

Read More

Download the Outbound mobile app

Find adventures and camping on the go, share photos, use GPX tracks, and download maps for offline use.

Get the app

Features

Chillin
Camping
Fishing
Photography
Swimming
Backpacking
Hiking
Forest
Groups
Lake
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Nearby

Backpack to Clayton Lake

Hike to Summit of Mount Aeneas

Flathead Lookout

Explore Graves Creek Falls

Swim in Graves Bay Swimming Hole

Hike to Blaine Mountain