Scout Carson Lake

Kirkwood, California

Scout Carson Lake Professional Review and Guide

"A lovely, small, near-timberline lake is the goal of this trip, which passes through interesting geologic scenery along the way. An optional 1-mile round-trip detour to the 9408- foot summit of Thunder Mountain offers an expansive 360-degree vista of the Carson Pass region.

The route continues with fine views of the surrounding volcanic battlements on the way to Scout Carson Lake. A 1.7-mile section of the Horse Canyon Trail between the junction with the Thunder Mountain Trail and the spur to Scout Carson Lake is open to motorcycles. However, they seldom travel that far up the trail from Silver Lake."

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Trail Information

Kirkwood
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
13
Distance
1,775 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
6.5 to 7 hours
Duration
Best mid-July to mid-October
Season
Eldorado National Forest at 209-295-4251, www.fs.usda.gov/eldorado
Local Contacts
ENF, SNF, HTNF A Guide to the Mokelumne Wilderness
Local Maps
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Jun 2018