Ice Lake – 2.6mi / 4.2km
This is an easy walk to a quaint lake tucked in a lodgepole forest. The trail is level and follows along a hall of younger lodgepole pines with no views. Fortunately, the lake comes into view less than 0.3mi/0.4km into the hike. The trail follows the west shore with limited views until the trail junction. Take a right and the trail leads to great views of the lake from the north shore. Keep an eye out for waterfowl on the lake. Turn around at the end of the lake.
The trail does continue on to Wolf, Grebe, and Cascade lakes, which can be done as a longer 10.6mi/17km day hike and would require arranging a car shuttle. (See descriptions of Cascade Lake , Wolf Lake, and Grebe Lake for more route options that include Ice Lake.)
Trailhead: The signed trailhead for Ice Lake is located on the Norris-Canyon Road, between Norris Junction and Canyon Junction.
Elevation Gain: 50ft / 15m – Elevation Loss: 50ft / 15m