Dollar Lake Trail is a hiking and horse trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within San Gorgonio Wilderness. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 9,507 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 285 feet.
Dollar Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Not only does this region contain beautiful alpine lakes nestled beneath towering peaks where wildflowers grow abundantly and wildlife frolics in the canyon recesses, but water is ever-present even in dryer years, and the snow hangs around later here due to the north-facing slopes and higher elevation. The combination of all of these elements makes the area gorgeous and spectacular. It contains, without a doubt, some of the most stunning forest scenery in all of Southern California."
--Allen Riedel, 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California (The Mountaineers Books).
"This area was impacted by the 2015 Lake Fire. As of 2016, the trail remains closed. Check with the Mill Creek Ranger Station at 909-382-2882 to determine if the trail has reopened. High under the north face of the Grayback–San Bernardino Peak ridge, tucked snugly against rockbound slopes, is the tiny jewel called Dollar Lake. The little circular lake was so named because, when viewed from above on a sunny day, it shines like a silver dollar. Surrounding the lake is a healthy forest of lodgepole pine and white ?r. This trip follows the well-traveled pathway from Jenks Lake Road to Dollar Lake, where you may picnic but not camp. Overnight camping is allowed at Dollar Lake Forks, just northwest of the lake."
--John W. Robinson with David Money Harris, 100 Hikes in Southern California: San Bernardino Mountain Trails (Wilderness Press).
"Sparkling and silvery like a freshly minted silver dollar, Dollar Lake lies cupped amid a talus-frosted natural bowl, not far below the great divide of San Bernardino Mountain. Snow lingers late on the steep slopes overlooking the lake, sometimes into August."
--Jerry Schad and David Money Harris, 101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert (Wilderness Press).
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