Mount Watson Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Placer County, California. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Tahoe National Forest. It is 9.9 miles long and begins at 7,177 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 19.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,587 feet. Brockway Summit (elevation 7,208 feet) is near the trailhead.
Mount Watson Road Professional Reviews and Guides
"An absolutely stunning view of Lake Tahoe from the top of Mt. Watson. You can see a half dozen ski areas and other prominent features. Take binoculars and a camera. Camping, fishing and hiking at Watson Lake. A mix of paved and gravel roads with one short rocky section near the top. The last part is an easy, short walk for those without skid plates. Suitable for any stock SUV."
--Charles A. Wells, Guide to Northern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails (FunTreks).
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