Titus Lake

Location: Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho
Distance: ~1.5 miles one way
Elevation gain: 300 feet
Date: June 26, 2008

Titus Lake is a small alpine lake that receives a lot of visitors because it is a short hike from Idaho highway 75 at Galena Summit north of Ketchum. The trail begins on the Big Wood River side of Galena Summit and and gains about 300 feet in elevation while passing through forest. The trail then descend about 50 feet down to Titus Lake.

Titus Lake

The lake is technically in the Smoky Mountains, but it is very close to their intersection with the Boulder and even Sawtooth mountains. It can also be reached from Galena Lodge, but this trail is longer and has much more elevation gain than the route from Galena Summit. While the lake is nice and at an elevation of about 8,900 feet, it is less than spectacular by central Idaho standards. During my visit in late June 2008 small portions of the trail were still covered by snow.

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