• Activities:

    Camping, Fishing, Backpacking, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    5 Miles

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.

Pack List

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Food
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Collapsible Fishing Pole
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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!

9 months ago
9 months ago

Rebecca Nichols Explorer

I hike to push my limits both mentally and physically, take in the beauty of the great outdoors, and just to get away from it all. Every chance I get you will find me in the mountains, on a kayak or ending my day by the campfire!

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