Note: This trail was damaged in the Lionshead fire.
This rewarding side trail departs the Red Lake Trail at Sheep Lake northbound. There is a sign. Follow across a dry flat to a seasonal pool or meadow on the left. If there is water, skirt the bank 30′ to find the trail again. There is at this same point a nice lake and camp about 100′ to the right.
Shortly the trail begins a very steep ascent. Footing is challenging due to the cindery composition of this volcanic feature. Once you level off there is a side trail to the right leading to the “potatoes” and a fabulous view.
Continue on to the summit for a northerly view and a rest!
Trail recently re-opened by volunteers after a period of neglect.
See Red Lake Trail 719.