Note: This trail was damaged in the Lionshead fire.
Route of the Pacific Crest Trail in the 1960s. Heavy horse use. Very rocky trail. Good description on USFS info sheet.
When coming from the north, the trail junction noted at .25 miles in the info sheet is a little confusing. It is not well marked. If you continue straight on the trail at this junction, you will be on the PCT. If you take a right at a sign that says “horse camp”, you will continue down the Lodgepole trail. The actual trail route differs significantly from the route shown on most maps. See the topo map which has the actual route overlaid on it.
It appears as though the new USFS sheet says this trail starts at the Triangle Lake Horse camp, which is where some of the mileage difference comes from. The old USFS sheet (and the track) show it starting from the south end of the Olallie Meadows campground.
CORNPATCH MEADOW – A SURPRISE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LODGEPOLE TRAIL