Often used to create loops in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, the Frosty - Wildhorse trail departs from a junction with the Icicle Creek trail and climbs a moderate grade across densely-wooded terrain to a large river crossing at Doughgod Creek, less than a mile from the junction.
The well-traveled trail continues steadily up through dense forest, then crosses a large open area and begins to switchback more steeply. The trail becomes brushier and steeper, but still affords great views of the canyon below. Four miles from the junction, the trail passes Lake Margaret, where there are many hiker campsites, but no stock allowed, and continues to climb steeply to Frosty Pass, where there is a junction with the Icicle Ridge Trail.
There are several designated stock camps west of Frosty Pass, along Icicle Ridge Trail. Frosty-Wildhorse Trail continues northwest and then north, descending gently across wide meadows and lightly wooded terrain. As the trail descends, the forest becomes thicker, and the last two miles of the trail are steeper. The trail ends at a junction with White Pine Creek trail. Water is easily accessible, as many creeks cross the trail at varying intervals.
- 11.3 miles, one-way
- Elevation Gain
- 3,500 feet
- Highest Point
- 5,700 feet
Hiking Frosty Pass
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 47.5830, -120.6834 Open in Google Maps