Round Top Loop

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Round Top Loop

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"This magnificent loop through the high country of the Mokelumne Wilderness leads through epic wildflowers displays to a pair of gorgeous lakes situated at the foot of one of the most picturesque mountains in the Central Sierra.

The awesome high country of the Mokelumne Wilderness dominates the scenery of the beautiful Carson Pass area. Round Top, the basalt neck of an ancient volcano, crowns the mountains to the south of the pass, setting a rugged, foreboding skyline against the horizon."

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Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada (Wilderness Press)
Kathy Morey & Mike White with Stacy Corless & Thomas Winnett
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"Two picturesque lakes backdropped by craggy volcanic summits provide the main highlights on this very popular loop trip through Mokelumne Wilderness. Midsummer visitors will have the added bonus of a number of wildflower-laden meadows. Ambitious peakbaggers can make a side trip to the summit of Round Top."

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Trail Information

South Lake Tahoe
Nearby City
1,220 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3-4 hours
Best in summer and fall
Amador Ranger District, 26820 Silver Dr., Pioneer 95666 (209)-295-4251
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