Hidden Lake

Callahan, California

Hidden Lake Professional Review and Guide

"The hike: With a name like Hidden Lake, you might expect this to be a difficult hike into a remote, hard-to-find basin. Don’t come here if that’s what you’re after. In reality, Hidden Lake is one of the most accessible, easy-to-reach bodies of water in the Trinity Alps. It’s a pretty little 3-acre lake in a rugged cirque gouged into the north side of the Scott Mountains—a good destination for a short day hike (when a picnic is the priority), or even an overnight trip for families with small children. Highlights: A short hike to a pretty little lake on the north side of the Scott Mountains divide."

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Trail Information

Callahan
Nearby City
2
Distance
500 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Day hike or backpack
Duration
Best mid June through October
Season
6,200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,700 feet
Top Elevation
Trinity Alps Wilderness
Local Contacts
USGS Deadman Peak; USDAFS Trinity Alps Wilderness
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