Lake Margaret Trail

Cisco, California

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white fir toward a seasonal creek at just 0.2 mile. Here, the trail bends east; make sure to look straight ahead at the high mountain ridge just north of Caples Lake. The path parallels, then crosses, another seasonal stream and at a 0.5 mile you’ll reach Caples Creek, where a grassy meadow makes for a perfect stop for a snack (and a quick dip in the clear creek waters)
Best Hikes with Dogs: Bay Area & Beyond

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Bay Area & Beyond

by Thom Gabrukiewicz (The Mountaineers Books)

white fir toward a seasonal creek at just 0.2 mile. Here, the trail bends east; make sure to look straight ahead at the high mountain ridge just north of Caples Lake. The path parallels, then crosses, another seasonal stream and at a 0.5 mile you’ll reach Caples Creek, where a grassy meadow makes for a perfect stop for a snack (and a quick dip in the clear creek waters)

©  Thom Gabrukiewicz/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Cisco
Length: 5
Elevation Gain: 550 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 3 hours or overnight
Season: Best Early July through late October
Trailhead Elevation: 7,600 feet
Top Elevation: 7,750 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Eldorado National Forest, Amador Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Caples Lake
Topo Map: Lake Margaret Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Hikes with Dogs: Bay Area & Beyond Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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8/27/2007

Nice short backpacking trip or day hike with the doggie. Swimming in the lake is fun, there are two little rock islands you can swim to. Some of the creeks were dry this weekend. Only about 4-5 campsites so get there early on the weekend!

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