ACCESS: The Tin Cup Trailhead at Pettit Lake is very popular with limited parking. Be ready with a back-up plan if you cannot find a parking spot. Park only in designated sites. Please do not park off the side of the road in the sagebrush or other vegetation, it destroys the delicate alpine habitat. There is some overflow parking at the Tin Cup Horse Trailhead.
Trailhead: Pettit Lake/Tin Cup Trailhead
Round trip: 11.6 miles
Elevation gain: 1600 ft
Hiking to Alice Lake is both a popular day hike and backpack. Be prepared for several stream crossings. Expect to get your feet wet year-round. In spring and early summer expect high creeks and swift, cold water. This is a popular lake, please help us take care of it by following Leave No Trace principles.
Campfires are never allowed in the Alice and Toxaway drainages.