Scout Carson Lake Trail

Kirkwood, California 95646

Scout Carson Lake Trail

Scout Carson Lake Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 days
Early July - Late August
7,939 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,000 feet
Top Elevation
Eldorado National Forest, Mokelumne Wilderness
Local Contacts
USGS Caples Lake
Local Maps

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