Shaver Lake, CA Trails and Parks

Shaver Lake has 20 trails in the vicinity, including 10 hiking trails and 7 for off-highway drives. These trails range from 0 to 35.4 miles in length. The most popular trails are Dinkey Lakes Trail, Evolution Valley and Dinkey Lakes Trail. Trails.com member Jerry H. recently completed Bald Mountain.
  • Wood Chuck Lake TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    •  2–3 days
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in the midst of rolling ridges, small meadows, and a shady forest, Wood Chuck Lake is the largest of the picturesque lakes in scenic ...

  • Coyote LakeView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Difficult
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The longest trail in the Red Mountain area with excellent camping and fishing. Coyote Lake, because it is the largest and deepest lake, has the ...

  • Courtright Reservoir to Cliff LakeView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day Hike
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip leads hikers into an “island” of high country on the western slopes of the Sierra, where dense conifer forests and rich meadows merge ...

  • Dinkey LakesView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    •  3 days
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Dinkey Lakes Wilderness receives far less traffic than its eastern neighbor, John Muir Wilderness. This well-graded route leads past nearly a ...

  • Dinkey Lakes TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  5 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    In comparison with the hundreds of other lakes in the Sierra, the Dinkey Lakes are nothing out of the ordinary. The lakes are subalpine with ...

  • Voyager RockView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  Allow a half-day or more
    •  1.9 miles
    •  Guide

    The drive to trail is very scenic passing through giant sequoia trees of McKinley Grove and on to stunning granite dome mountains surrounding ...

  • Dinkey Lakes TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    •  4 hours or Overnight
    •  6.86 miles
    •  Guide

    This Dinkey Lakes Wilderness hike takes you past four lakes and several meadows at the edge of the forest cradled by granite mounds. The trail ...

  • Evolution ValleyView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    •  Backpack
    •  34 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike takes you to one of the most beautiful areas along the John Muir and Pacific Crest Trails.

  • Mirror / Strawberry LakesView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Difficult
    •  About 2 hours
    •  3.1 miles
    •  Guide

    These two trails are located in the Red Mountain Lakes Area which consists of five lakes: Mirrow Lake, West Lake, Strawberry Lake, Red Lake and ...

  • Trapper Springs CampgroundView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Trapper Springs Campground is clean, uncrowded, and beautiful at a subalpine 8,200 feet. It’s a land of granite peaks towering thousands of feet ...

  • Spanish RouteView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Difficult
    •  Allow 3 to 4 hours
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    An enjoyable trail, quickly accessible from campgrounds near Wishon Reservoir. Long drive from Shaver Lake. Trail ends at John Muir Wilderness ...

  • Swamp LakeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Difficult
    •  6 or 7 hours
    •  13.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Contrary to what its name implies, Swamp Lake Trail is a high-elevation mountain route climbing to 9,600 feet at one point. Although much of ...

  • Bald MountainView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Difficult
    •  About 3 to 5 hours
    •  9.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Just a short drive from the town of Shaver Lake. High views of Shaver Lake from Bald Mountain Lookout. The trail is fun to drive and is reminiscent ...

  • Brewer LakeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Moderate
    •  About 2 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Short, convenient, high ridge trail that ends at scenic lake. For owners of stock SUVs seeking more challenge than ordinary forest road. Good ...

  • Goddard CanyonView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    •  Backpack
    •  35.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A ferry trip is just one of the highlights of this excursion–which takes you by the Muir Trail Ranch and up the roaring South Fork of the San ...

  • Twin LakesView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day Hike
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This short hike, which leads to a subalpine lake basin on the western slopes of the Sierra, features ice-sculpted landscapes, cool forests, vigorous ...

  • Sierra and Inyo National Forests and Vicinity CampgroundsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Virtually all of this area consists of portions of the Sierra and Inyo National Forests, which are possibly the most scenic national forests ...

  • Mono Hot SpringsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    • Scenic Drives  
    •  0 miles
    •  Guide

    General description: A collection of hot springs in the high Sierra that previously served a thriving hot spring resort, but now remains only ...

  • Disappointment Lake TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    •  3–4 days
    •  27 miles
    •  Guide

    From its beginning among the granite domes of the exotic Courtright Reservoir to its objective, Disappointment Lake, set in the green meadows ...

  • Dinkey LakesView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Shaver Lake, CA

    •  3-4 hours or Overnight
    •  7.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike leads to the Dinkey Lakes, a cluster of alpine lakes on the western side of the Sierra Nevada. Large meadows and easy terrain capped ...