Jewel Lake

Trail Review:

Rating: Easy-Moderate
Distance (Round Trip): 6.2 mi.
Elevation:  9,240 ft. to 9,967 ft.
Elevation Gain: 727 ft.

The trail to Jewel Lake begins at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead.  Jewel Lake is a small lake separated from Mills Lake by beaver dams.  It is a marshy lake, so boardwalks have been installed along the trail to avoid the marshy sections.  Moose have been spotted regularly around Jewel Lake. 

Jewel Lake is not as well-known as Mills Lake.  It's lined with thick trees & has few places to sit, so many people just pass on by.  It is just 0.4 mile past Mills Lake on a fairly level but rocky trail with one short, steep pitch up and over to the lake.

Jewel Lake in Winter