Wheeler Lake

Cape Horn, California 95713

Wheeler Lake

Wheeler Lake Professional Review and Guide

"This pleasant hike to pretty Wheeler Lake is a peaceful journey through a lovely forest dotted with occasional meadows and creeks. The southern Mokelumne Wilderness is a more subdued environment than other corners of the large Central Sierra wilderness. There are no high peaks like those that hold commanding positions above the northern and eastern sides of the wilderness.

Instead, the south side is a region dominated by the usual Central Sierra combination of granite bedrock overlaid by prehistoric volcanic mudflows. The creeks here originate high in the volcanic terrain and drain northward through the granite bedrock to the North Fork of the Mokelumne River."

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Trail Information

Cape Horn
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
8.5
Distance
980 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
4-5 hours
Duration
Best summer and fall
Season
Calaveras Ranger District, 5519 Highway 4, Hathaway Pines 95233 (209) 795-1381 www.fs.usda.gov/stanislaus
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Sep 2018