Llewellyn Falls Loop

Coleville, California

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Undulating through a washboard-ridged corner of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, this loop hike traverses an exceptionally colorful palate of Eastern Sierra scenery, rich in wide-open vistas of meadow, sagebrush, and majestic mountains.
Hiking The Sierra Nevada

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Hiking The Sierra Nevada

by Barry Parr (Falcon Guides)

Undulating through a washboard-ridged corner of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, this loop hike traverses an exceptionally colorful palate of Eastern Sierra scenery, rich in wide-open vistas of meadow, sagebrush, and majestic mountains.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Coleville
Length: 13.2
Elevation Gain: 2,650 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 8 hours.
Season: September through October are best for fall colors. June through August are also pleasant.
Trailhead Elevation: 8,200 feet
Top Elevation: 8,850 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Carson Ranger District Office
Local Maps: USGS Coleville, Lost Cannon Peak.
Topo Map: Llewellyn Falls Loop Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking The Sierra Nevada Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

7/15/2006

I didn't do the loop, but rather we hiked from the trailhead, took a right at the Basque cairn and headed down to Silver King Creek. At the Silver King crossing we headed South. Considering the time of year (July 15th), I didn't anticipate a problem with the creek crossing, but due to the heavy snows in the previous winter the creek was still quite high. On the second crossing (a few hundred yards up creek from the first crossing), I had to carry my 40 lb. border collie across the creek. My 3 year old shepher mix was able to navigate the crossing himself. My girlfriend found a log to shimmy across. On the way back from our hike we figured out you can actually avoid crossing the creek altogether by sticking to the East side of Silver Creek up over a steep craggy rock outcropping. Flies were very bad on the trail and misquitos at dawn and dusk. We set up camp on the West side of Silver King Creek in Lower Fish Valley where Tamarack Lake Creek spills into Silver King. After setting up camp we made the rigorous climb up to Tamarack Lake. If you love solitude, mark this trail on your to do list.

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