Grass, Rock, Jamison & Wades Lakes Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A quartet of delightful lakes lures backpackers and hikers alike on this semi-loop trip. Grass, Rock, Jamison, and Wades lakes are among the few lakes around the Lakes Basin Recreation Area where camping is allowed, which explains the lakes’ popularity with backpackers. However, camping isn’t the only appeal, as the scenery is superb, the fishing is reported to be fair, and the swimming can be quite refreshing on a typically hot summer day.
Smith Lake, which is easily accessed by a 1.3-mile lateral from the Jamison Creek Trail, has similar attributes. Although much of the route is snow-free by mid-June in an average year, Wades Lake may be snowbound until sometime in July-check with Plumas National Forest for current conditions. Early-season hikers should also expect to get their feet wet at some of the stream crossings. While the trails within Plumas Eureka State Park are not dog friendly, the Jamison Creek Trail is an exception, since, although the trail begins in the park, most of the route is on Forest Service land."