A scenic hike to a high mountain lake away from the heavily used lower Rattlesnake. In 1980 Congress established the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness to provide a place where water, wilderness, wildlife, and recreational and educational values are preserved. Boulder Lake offers all. This hike presents a stark contrast between land preserved as wilderness and land open to timber cutting. All along the 16-mile gravel road to the trailhead and along the first 1.5 miles of the hike, you go through an endless ocean of clear-cuts before escaping into the solitude of the Rattlesnake Wilderness.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Duration||Day hike or overnighter|
|Season||Mid-June through September|
|Trailhead Elevation||4,480 ft|
|Top Elevation||5,900 ft|
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