Grizzly Lake

Total Miles


3,415.82 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Picturesque mountain ride to Grizzly Lake with great fishing. Limited camping near the lake, so plan ahead. This is a challenging trail for ATVs and short wheel-based vehicles, especially at the obstacle near the beginning, which may draw spectators.

Photos of Grizzly Lake

Grizzly Lake
Grizzly Lake
Grizzly Lake


Difficult. The toughest part of this trail is at the beginning where you must go over a very difficult rock obstacle immediately after a stream crossing. Do not attempt to make new routes around this spot. After the obstacle, a steep, loose-rock shelf road continues to be difficult a short distance. After that, the trail is mostly moderate with a few marginally difficult spots.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

David Hodgson
Jun 09, 2024
Open with very limited snow. Hardest obstacle right at start after stream crossing.
Ben Vandenbark
Jul 24, 2023
1996 Toyota 4Runner

Access Description

From Johnson Village, head south on Hwy. 285 about 6 miles. Just past Nathrop, turn right on C.R. 162. Go west 15.4 miles to parking area (with toilet) on left. Immediately after parking area, bear left on C.R. 295. Go 0.2 mile and watch for small road on left (unmarked F.S. 296) . A private drive next to trail entrance usually has 'Keep Out' sign and chain across drive. Enter trail immediately left of sign.

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