Emigrant Lake

Kyburz, California

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Two lakes, one large and one small, provide hikers with two distinctly different portraits of the Carson Pass environs. More than half the journey follows the shoreline of Caples Lake, a 600-acre, humanmade reservoir, where scads of recreationists boat, swim, and fish. The 4-mile trail ends at Emigrant Lake, a diminutive, natural lake filling the basin of a steep cirque rimmed by 9500-foot-plus peaks.
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by Mike White (Wilderness Press)

Two lakes, one large and one small, provide hikers with two distinctly different portraits of the Carson Pass environs. More than half the journey follows the shoreline of Caples Lake, a 600-acre, humanmade reservoir, where scads of recreationists boat, swim, and fish. The 4-mile trail ends at Emigrant Lake, a diminutive, natural lake filling the basin of a steep cirque rimmed by 9500-foot-plus peaks.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running
Nearby City: Kyburz
Distance: 8.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 5 hours
Season: Mid-July to October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Carson Pass Snopark
Driving Directions: Directions to Emigrant Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

5/30/2010
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Stunning, unmatched views of Lake Tahoe and the West Shore Peaks.... Wasnt even upset I didnt bag the Peak. Still.. a quick uphill jaunt will get you to Genoa Peak... Absolutely Amazing


6/23/2006
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Nice hike with beautiful views of Lake Tahoe from the 'bench' at the peak. Take your camera! The bench at the top is a great place to have lunch, but watch out for the biting bugs about 100 yards north. Don't linger there because they'll draw blood for sure! The bench is 'clean' though. Couldn't find any good views of the Carson Valley on the trail in spite of the trail guides claim - suppose I missed it. Got into some snow near the top, which made keeping on the trail a little tough. Another couple of weeks and that won't be a problem. Several deer sightings, and this is bear country, so be aware. Loved it - would do it again.



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