Duck Lake Trail 

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The parking area and trailhead are at the end of the road. Parking is very limited
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Trailhead
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The trail is restricted to only foot and horseback uses. There is also a sign-in log
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The trail rises steeply for the first half mile until it flattens out.
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At a little over 1 mile, the trail opens up to a wide meadow. There is another at about 1.4 miles and are several more meadows like this along the rest of the trail.
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At about 1.8 miles there is a short but steep and eroded uphill section, followed by yet another open meadow. At about 2.3 miles the trail enters the South San Juan Wilderness Area.
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Sign at South San Juan Wilderness Area
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Immediately after the wilderness area sign. on the right, is a short (100') trail to Beaver Lake, the first of the three lakes on this hike. Return to the trail to continue
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After returning to the trail, it crosses a creek that feeds Beaver Lake. In late July, this was easy to cross, but may be more difficult earlier in the year during winter run-off. Immediately after this crossing, the trail starts another steep climb for several hundred feet.
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The trail continues through both wooded areas and open meadows. At about 3.5 miles the trail comes to a "Y" and a second, but unnamed lake, to the right.
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The unnamed second lake.
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Return to the trail and at 3.7 miles, arrive at Duck Lake. Return to the start by retracing your route to here.
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The track for this hike.
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Bob Falcone
The parking area and trailhead are at the end of the road. Parking is very limited

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