Camp at Chase Lake

Chase Lake Trailhead

Distance

5 Miles

Activities

Camping, Fishing, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildlife

Enjoy a peaceful Lake with some good fishing all to yourself.

Chase Lake is part of the Shaker Mountain Wild Forest. The trailhead is located from the dead-end on Pinnacle Road. You will follow the red marked trail. The trail is fairly flat and will bring you along several small stream beds some with bridges.

At approximately 1.7 miles you'll reach a split in the trail. Continuing straight will lead you towards the lean-to near the lake edge. The trail to the right leads to the tent camping area.

Shortly thereafter, views of the lake and the Chase Lake lean-to come into sight. Only a couple 100 hundred feet from the lake the lean-to provides a great platform closely located to the water. There is a fire pit there as well.

Enjoy the seclusion. This is a great beginner backpacking trip. If you enjoy fishing you will also want to drop a line.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Night Out at Chase Lake

A handful of summers ago I stumbled across this place with some friends and we spent a night at the lean-to, it was so much fun! There was a boat we could use, a nice little fire pit, and the area around the lean-to was clean and well kept. The hike out is fun and easy and well worth the privacy. This place is a unique hidden gem and I was excited to stumble across it on here! Hopefully I will be making a trip out soon!

Distance

5 Miles

Activities

Camping, Fishing, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

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