The trail to Richmond Lake stays near the creek and passes through a mature forest of spruce and balsam fir. In summer, meadows near the west end of the lake are abundant with lush wildflowers.
The peaceful mountain views and fishing at this tranquil dark-blue lake provide a worthwhile family outing and a great place to relax. Mosquitoes enjoy the wetlands around the lake in early summer (approximately late June and early July), but surprisingly these annoying critters were not a problem along the trail in the forest nor on the mountain traverse to Gold Run Lake.
Richmond Lake to Gold Run Lake circuit traverse
For a moderate and satisfying full-day trip, hike up and over the ridges to Nogalski Peak and down to Gold Run Lake.