Lower Salmon Lake

Bassetts, California

Lower Salmon Lake Professional Review and Guide

"Most hikers bypass the trip to Lower Salmon Lake in favor of the Upper Salmon Lake Trail nearby. However, the fact that the Lower Salmon Lake Trailhead is unsigned may contribute to its relative lack of use. The lake doesn’t deserved to be shunned, as the scenery is quite attractive, providing a fine destination for hikers in search of a short, easy trip.

Although the elevation gain and loss is minimal, bear in mind that the route from the trailhead to the lake is all downhill, requiring a higher degree of effort on the return trip. An old mine on the far side of the lake can provide hours of interesting exploration."

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Trail Information

Bassetts
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
1
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Best late May through October
Season
Tahoe National Forest at 530-994-3401, www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe
Local Contacts
USFS Lakes Basin, Sierra Buttes, and Plumas-Eureka State Park Recreation Guide
Local Maps
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