Grouse Lake Trail

Kirkwood, California

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Nestled into a little-traveled corner of Mokelumne Wilderness, Grouse Lake sits high above Summit City Canyon. Requiring only modest effort, this hike offers both the spectacular scenery of sweeping vistas and the intriguing beauty of geologic diversity.
Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada

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Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada

by Kathy Morey & Mike White with Stacy Corless & Thomas Winnett (Wilderness Press)

Nestled into a little-traveled corner of Mokelumne Wilderness, Grouse Lake sits high above Summit City Canyon. Requiring only modest effort, this hike offers both the spectacular scenery of sweeping vistas and the intriguing beauty of geologic diversity.

©  Kathy Morey & Mike White with Stacy Corless & Thomas Winnett/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Kirkwood
Distance: 12
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 days
Season: Early July - Early October
Trailhead Elevation: 8,155 feet
Top Elevation: 9,300 feet
Local Contacts: Mokelumne Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS Carson Pass, Pacific Valle, Mokelumne Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Grouse Lake Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

9/4/2007
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Good intermediate trail that offers great views of the surrounding peaks. There are no fires above 8000 ft. in the Mokelumne, which includes this entire trail head. Grouse Lake sits in a very secluded valley (once at Grouse Lake you are cut off from nearly everything) and was lightly used even on Labor Day weekend. You can expect peace and quiet here. The Lake appears void of any fish unfortunately. The dry year killed any inlet or outlet to the lake and it is essentially a pond right now.



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May 2018