There are a few ways to reach Cat Lake from Highway 99. One is to ride from the access point along the road to the lake, the other is to take Section 57 up. Section 57 is an intermediate, multi-directional trail that offers technical, rewarding climbing on the way up, and a fun descent.
Once you’ve reached the top, however, you might consider taking Cheshire Cat down instead. A black diamond route, Cheshire Cat offers flowy and technical sections from the lake back down to the road. It has a couple notable wood features as well.
Our Recommended Route
Alder Trail > Cat Lake FSR > Cheshire Cat
Trailforks Top 3
- Cheshire Cat
- Cheshire Kitten
- Section 57
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