Upper Velma Lakes Trail

Desolation Wilderness, California

Elevation Gain111ft
Trailhead Elevation7,934ft
Elevation Min/Max7933/7966ft
Elevation Start/End7934/7934ft

Upper Velma Lakes Trail

Upper Velma Lakes Trail is a hiking trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Desolation Wilderness. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 7,934 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 111 feet. This trail connects with the following: Velma Lakes Trail (17E34.1).

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Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada (Wilderness Press)
Kathy Morey & Mike White with Stacy Corless & Thomas Winnett
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"This hike through the heart of Desolation Wilderness visits several cirque-bound lakes surrounded by the characteristic granite terrain for which the area is renowned." Read more

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Trail Information

Desolation Wilderness
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Desolation Wilderness
Desolation Wilderness
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USGS Emerald Bay, Rockbound Valley
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Dec 2018