Yellow Jacket Loop
ElevationAscent: 2,319' 707 m
Descent: -2,313' -705 m
High: 5,144' 1,568 m
Low: 3,032' 924 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)
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“A thirteen-mile loop incorporating Yellow Jacket and Hemlock Creek Trails.”— Aaron Roe
From there, you climb about 1.5 miles and 341 feet in elevation along the east leg of Yellow Jacket Loop Trail #1522 to Dead Cow Lake through meadows and older forest.
Turn right to continue on Yellow Jacket Loop Trail #1522 (to the left is the Snowbird Shelter Trail). The trail follows the divide for 2.1 miles, as it passes through a mix of old forest, meadows, and previously harvested forest stands. You'll encounter viewpoints looking north toward Hemlock Lake and south to Mount McLoughlin.
Turn right at the intersection and continue about 1.5 miles downhill to the meadow just west of Hemlock Lake. Just past the boardwalk through the meadow turn left onto Hemlock Creek Trail #1505 for a really nice downhill trail that extends about three miles back to Lake in the Woods Campground.