Mcconnell Lake Trail 16E06

Desolation Wilderness, California

Elevation Gain3,504ft
Trailhead Elevation7,546ft
Elevation Min/Max7132/8582ft
Elevation Start/End7546/7555ft

Mcconnell Lake Trail 16E06

Mcconnell Lake Trail (16E06) is a hiking trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Desolation Wilderness. It is 6.4 miles long and begins at 7,546 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,504 feet. Along the trail there are meadows. This trail connects with the following: 16e06a, Rubicon Trail (16E30.2) and Blakely Trail (16E07).

Mcconnell Lake Trail (16E06) Professional Reviews and Guides

"If you have the time and can handle the vertical miles, this may just be one of the most exciting, challenging, and beautiful hikes in the Tahoe region. Depart from Wrights Lake on Rockbound Trail and plan for a night between Lois and Schmidell after turning north on the Blakely Trail.

Climb above Schmidell and begin a descending circuit to several inviting lakes on the McConnell Lake Trail, which (I’m certain) was built by, and not improved since, the Spanish conquistadores. Cross the nascent Rubicon River in Camper Flat and ascend the Rubicon Trail to its junction with Rockbound Trail leading up to Lake Doris. Return for a cold beverage at the trailhead."

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Trail Information

Desolation Wilderness
Nearby City
Desolation Wilderness
Eldorado National Forest, Pacifi c Ranger District, 530-644-2349,
Local Contacts
Desolation Wilderness (Wilderness Press)
Local Maps

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Oct 2018