Nolan Lake Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
Accessibility: Hike
Trail Length: 6 miles
Elevation Gain: 1670 ft.
Elevation Loss: 1670 ft.
Trail time: 2:30
Highlights: Scenic Mountain Lake, Views of Valley and New York Mountain, Wildflowers

Nolan Lake Trail is almost entirely uphill in order to reach the lake.  Leaving from the Town of Fulford the trail is three miles long and can be tiring, especially when not used to the elevation.  The trail itself is easy with few obstacles and these are easily overcome.  Nolan Creek flows adjacent to the trail at various sections, some offering picturesque views of waterfalls.  The lake is well worth the hike.  It is nestled within a mountainous basin, seemingly hanging above the valley below.  Hikers should be aware of fast-changing weather conditions at high elevations.  The trail is an out-and-back, ending at the original trail head in Fulford.  This trail is entirely uphill to Nolan Lake, but the lake and views are worth the effort.  The trail itself offers few challenges outside of the climb itself.

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