Lost Lake Trail

 2 votes

1.8 Miles 2.9 Kilometers

 

85% 

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Singletrack

639' 195 m

Ascent

-59' -18 m

Descent

7,694' 2,345 m

High

7,104' 2,165 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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66 days agoUpdate

A great, tough trail with a gorgeous alpine lake at the end.

S. Lengyel

Overview

In normal snow years, the trail may be wet or have snow till mid-June.
Features: Fall Colors — Lake — Swimming — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

Lost Lake Trail skirts the edge of Deslolation Wilderness and really feels like a backcountry experience. Much of the trail is a long decommissioned jeep trail.

From the General Creek Trail intersection, the trail turns uphill and has some steep, rocky sections. After the initial uphill pitches, the trail mellows out considerably.

There are actually two lakes on this trail, Duck Lake and Lost Lake. Duck Lake is pretty, but shallow. Don't confuse it for Lost Lake and turn around. Lost Lake is only about 1/4 mile past Duck Lake and is a gorgeous natural alpine lake with spots deep enough for swimming.

The descent from Lost Lake is fun with some rocky technical sections.

Enjoy! And please leave a comment if you decided to run it. This is my neighborhood, and I rarely see people out this far.

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#14

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Minor Issues 66 days ago
Some Mud, Fallen Trees - 07-18-2017: I hopped on Lost Lake trail from Sugar Pine State Park via the General Creek trail. 13 miles round trip. It was a tough trail! There were still a bunch of fallen trees from this last brutal winter and some sections were still muddy with standing water, which meant lots of annoying mosquitos! Thankfully, the mosquitos were contained to short sections. The General Creek crossing wasn't obvious and the post that used to mark it had fallen over. It blended in well with all the other brown sticks on the forest floor. All in all, the trail was pretty, as are most of the trails in the Tahoe area, but I didn't find it to be spectacular. In my opinion, it was a very long distance for minimal reward. This is not a trail I'd hit up twice!
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