Pacific Grade Summit to Bull Run Lake Backpacking

Angels Camp, California

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Trout-stocked Bull Run Lake is only a two-hour hike for the average backpacker, and with a mountain backdrop and bedrock island that’s an easy swim away, it is a classic subalpine lake. A side trip to smaller Heiser Lake takes only about an hour roundtrip and so is a good destination for novices or those with children. Both lakes are popular destinations— to avoid the crowds, visit them on weekdays.
Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State

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Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State

by Author varies by trail (Wilderness Press)

Trout-stocked Bull Run Lake is only a two-hour hike for the average backpacker, and with a mountain backdrop and bedrock island that’s an easy swim away, it is a classic subalpine lake.

A side trip to smaller Heiser Lake takes only about an hour roundtrip and so is a good destination for novices or those with children. Both lakes are popular destinations— to avoid the crowds, visit them on weekdays.

© 2008 Author varies by trail/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Angels Camp
Distance: 7.6
Elevation Gain: 1,970 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 days
Season: Midsummer
Local Contacts: Stanislaus National Forest, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-min. Pacific Valley and Spicer Meadow Res., U.S. Forest Service Carson-Iceberg Wilderness
Driving Directions: Directions to Pacific Grade Summit to Bull Run Lake (Backpacking)

Recent Trail Reviews

8/15/2011
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Began at trailhead labeled "Heiser Lake Trail" on the west end of Mosquito Lake off Hwy 4. Hiked in about 2 miles before turning back. Beautiful alpine scenery, wildflowers, mostly shaded by forest, moderate to easy elevation gain. Trail is well marked. Wonderful day hike in the Sierras.



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May 2018