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Gorman Lake

Hike to a beautiful alpine lake through a forest, across a boggy section with boardwalks and a climb through a rock field. Watch for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, particularly in the late summer and fall. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout.

Access via Gorman FSR off Golf Course Road. The road is 17 km along a very rough and narrow logging road with large potholes which may be snowbound until July. A high clearance vehicle is essential. Active logging may be in place at any time so watch for logging trucks. There is no cell phone reception along most of the road, so it is critical you are prepared accordingly. Park at the road bridge and proceed from there on foot.

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews
4.0 based on 25 reviews
“Caution required”
Caution required
July 28, 2021, by COA01
Be advised. There is active logging and mining on the access road. You must carry a radio to avoid dangerous situations. The road is also washed out beyond the switchbacks. A high clearance vehicle...
“Very nice lake”
Very nice lake
July 16, 2021, by James b
Very easy hike took about 35 minutes, very nice lake, great day. No one at the whole lake, Water was great
“Couldn’t get there - an off-road vehicle is a must”
Couldn’t get there - an off-road vehicle is a must
August 17, 2020, by SDPandCGP
The hike and lake looked amazing but unfortunately we couldn’t get there due to the terrible road conditions. An off-road/high-clearance vehicle is an absolute must - not just recommended - unless...