1.4 miles
717 ft
-117 ft
1.3 miles
High Point


  • Difficulty rating
    Secondary Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating

Stunning blue-green waters of Window Mountain Lake can be reached by hiking a very steep but well defined trail up and over the headwall and into the basin holding the lake. The lake is very popular with day hikers and anglers in the summer. Despite the name, the "window" on Allison Peak 1.5 km south of the lake can not be seen from this trail. It is visible from the Atlas Road in many places.
Distance: 2.2 km Hiking time: 45 minutes (one way)

Access Info

From Highway 3 drive north on Allison Creek/Atlas Road for 16.5 km, keeping right at the end of pavement/cattle guard. At 16.5 km a rough road leads left (west) to a parking area 1.4 km west of the Atlas Road. With high clearance vehicles it may be possible to drive as far as the headwall, but the GPS track for the hiking trail begins at the first parking area.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Window Mountain Lake Hike mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    599 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.1 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.1 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.2 miles
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.0 miles
  • Distance down
    1,275 ft
  • Distance flat
    638 ft
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