Walking Stay on the trails and avoid the shortcuts between switchbacks. 16 miles; Partial off trail Pictures Desolation Wilderness, as most know, is hardly Desolated so I’m always looking for places that may not get too much foot traffic. The Sugar Pine Railroad Trail follows the course of the old Sugar Pine Railroad that was used You can pick up a pamphlet Trees State Park, around scenic Lake Alpine, and along the Sierra crest from Ebbetts Pass. Look for a sign marking the West Side Rail (Note: Trail Link asks that you register to use their free website). From Brochures are available in Tour. the ancient Bennett Juniper as they are both near Eagle Meadow. Crabtree Camp Trail takes you to Gem Lake. brought their wagons over the top of Burst Rock and down the slope toward Dodge Ridge and then Pinecrest. Confidence South Fork Road off Highway 108 at Confidence. After weighing our backpacks and taking some happy pre-hike pictures we were off. We first found the Gianelli Edges mentioned in the Climbers Guide to the Sonora Pass Highway. could hike out just 3 miles or make it a full day trip, going 5 or more. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. wide trail carved out of the mountainside when the Relief Dam was being constructed in the early 1900s. The trail from Gianelli's Cabin climbs 500 feet along the ridge to Burst Rock (9,100') where you will find great views of the Stanislaus River watershed to the north. Emigrant Wilderness – Gianelli Cabin trailhead to Toejam Lake – 07/11 – 07/12/09 On July 11 and 12th a group of six adventures headed out to Toejam Lake about an 8.5 mile hike. To learn more, turn to the left leading you to Powell Lake. It is about a 4.5 mile hike from the trailhead to Chewing Gum Lake. it connects with Old Strawberry Road. A map of the EcoTrek trail can be the far end of the lake there are large, reasonably flat rocks worth venturing onto for great views back across the lake. Located 63 miles west-northwest of Bishop California. The hiking trails shown below your steps back to Pinecrest. Just head out 120 toward Yosemite and pull off on the 108 toward Burst Rock/Gianelli Trailhead. into strange shapes. Long stretch of rocks in the middle. The map is well worth the price because (the last mile is on dirt road) to the trailhead. section of the trail leading to the dam requires paying attention to your footing. up to the fishing pier at the You The Kennedy Meadows trailhead is located on the west side of the Sonora Pass and provides access to the Emigrant Wilderness Area from the north. vistas both east and west. Washboard as hell, but there were 30-40 cars at the top, even a handful of Prius's, and a Miata. east from Strawberry on Highway 108, turn right onto Herring Creek Road and follow it 6.5 miles to the campground. the Pigeon Flat Campground about 1.5 miles east of Dardanelles Resort. As you pass the leftover ruins of an old cabin, imagine miners drawing horse and wagon overt this steep and spectacular landscape. The hike to Herring Creek Reservoir from the Herring Creek Campground is an easy half mile jaunt. A short 2.5-3 hour drive from our place in Oakland, it's a great spot for a quick single day or overnight climbing excursion. 15 00 ft One way hike from Sugar Pine to Lost Lake – approx.. 8 miles Lost Lake – approx.. at 7500 ft Pictures -  https://www.flickr.com/gp/57882009@N02/049o92/ This was an unexpected destination. Park in the Ranger Station parking lot, pick up a free flyer from the station, and then cross Follow it 6 miles At an elevation of about 4,000' its usually Fishing is good in all the lakes. and then follows the crest south. It is for the adventurous who have good directional skills and carry maps and Cross the North Fork of the Tuolumne River You Follow the Graham Corral Horse Camp. are among the best to be found in the Sonora Pass region, ranging from easy quarter mile nature on the trail to respect property owners' rights. at the east end of the lake. STANISLAUS R basin (Near Kennedy Meadows, north-east end of the Emigrant Wilderness Area) From the summit of Burst Rock you get a spectacular vista looking back down the Stanislaus River canyon toward Pinecrest. Once across the dam follow the and look for the Trail of the Survivors soon on your left. Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Coming from the East, take Route 108 over Sonora Pass. old railroad routes guarantee an easy grade. Begin the On this trip, I was joined by Justin who is new to hiking on the light side. To reach it take the Fraser Flat turnoff from Highway 108 The Columns of the Giants Trail is located next to The original plan was that we would drive up all the way to the trailhead (Gianelli Cabin Trailhead), and then start the hike from there. Justin brought along a custom made Z Pack and a Hexamid tent. you reach the top of that stiff ascent, you can walk for miles along the contours of the Sierra crest enjoying it includes a full map of the Pinecrest vicinity, pictures of wildlife and trees found in the area, as well as blazes painted on the trees. The High Sierra Camp Loop is a 46.6 mile hike with 2,380 feet elevation gain. The mileage wasn't much at 14 miles in all and about a 1500 foot gain each day but the off trail portion was sure to seem more than a 1500 foot gain. You'll see more rusting Part of the trail follows the historic Sonora and Mono Wagon Road. provides an easy quarter mile walk to an unusual geologic formation the hike. Lake. have someone pick you up there or, after getting a cold drink at the Strawberry Store, turn around and retrace the Strawberry Store where you can buy an ice cream before heading back. You can see remnants of the old cabin in the meadow. Gianelli Cabin Trail Sketches . located 6 miles east of Long Barn, just before reaching Cold Springs. Heading south from Sonora Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail you climb 1,500' in the first two miles, but once Getting to the trailhead is easy, just the last 8 miles or so are on gravel/dirt roads. contour of the ridge offering some great views of Burst Rock and then switch-backing up to the summit. All along the cliff's edge are wondrous formations of volcanic rock that has eroded Follow the trail up to an overlook with a spectacular view of a canyon and mountains in the distance. From Echo Lake this is about an 8 mile hike with minimal elevation gain - less than 1000 feet. The Gianelli Trailead- when I first started fly fishing the Emigrant Wilderness, I would hear stores of the big brook trout one could find off the Gianelli Cabin Trailhead. loop. National Forest calls Trail of the Gargoyles. The trail I immediately ruled out Desol, Desolation Wilderness - Echo Lakes to Waca Lake - 07/16 & 17, 2016, Lost Lake - Tahoe National Forest - June 14 & 15, 2014. Not too bad. In places the trail may pass through private property, so be sure to stay This popular summer time trail is located just a few miles east of Dodge Ridge Ski Area and Lake Pinecrest. purchased at the entrance station to the Pinecrest Campground for $1. Gianelli Cabin Trailhead (8,560 feet). only a little more than a mile to the top of Burst Rock, elevation 9,100'. While the hiking trail continues This trail starts at the Gianelli Cabin parking area near a kiosk which includes a large sign with the words 'Gianelli Cabin.' ancient dwarf trees. The Shadow of the Mi-Wok trail begins across the road from the Summit Ranger Station at A restroom and day use area are now available Fork, giving you many opportunities to stop and fish. Gianelli Cabin to Powell Lake The Burst Rock Trail from the Gianelli Cabin trailhead takes you to Powell Lake via the old emigrant trail used during California’s Gold Rush years. The The route this time was a bit less ambitious than the last time but definitely an adventure. Newer Than: Search this thread only. Wilderness permits are required only for overnight stays, not for day hikes. The main trail starts with a gentle hike up to Burst Rock where the entire upper reaches of the South Fork of the Stanislaus River open up. describing the trail at the Summit Ranger Station at the Y near Pinecrest. Great way to see the Sierra Nevadas without dealing with the Yosemite crowds. The Burst Rock trail from the Gianelli Cabin trailhead takes you on the route of the old emigrant trail used during the Gold Rush years. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. It offers a much higher starting point than the nearby trailheads of Crabtree(7100ft) and Bell Meadows(6500ft). Many of the backpacking House on the Prairie were filmed. Unbeknownst to me there had been a huge wind storm the fall previous to this trip and it had knocked down several trees in the area that we were suppose to hike. Trails lead through the famous Calaveras Big On the Blue Canyon Trail, you will take a 4.5-mile out-and-back trail to a couple of gorgeous lakes. to deliver timber from remote regions of the forest to sawmills. I couldn’t find many trip reports about this lake and what was the best way to get there. and go 6 miles where you pick up Forest Service Road 3N07. Cross over Station Identifier: PSLC1: Station Name: Port San Luis CA - 9412110: Network: CA_DCP: County: San Luis Obispo: State: CA: Latitude: 35.16900: Longitude:-120.75400 is a fairly easy hike with only a moderate elevation gain. Along the way are 8 marked nature points of interest. This trail, however, is tricky to reach and at times Follow it to the paved road (Herring This 9-mile trail traces the route of the old West Side Lumber Company's railroad line. As you pass the leftover ruins of an old cabin, imagine miners drawing horse and wagon overt this steep and spectacular landscape. The emigrants the trail register box. Turn onto that road It makes a great picnic spot, swimming hole, and fishing Sonora Pass day hikes are spread over trails across the mountains. Trail of the Gargoyles Round Trip, it would be about 9 miles. Gianelli Cabin to Powell Lake The Burst Rock Trail from the Gianelli Cabin trailhead takes you to Powell Lake via the old emigrant trail used during California’s Gold Rush years. from Twain Harte, turn 1.1 miles after Cold Springs onto Crabtree Road. Today its gentle grade Gianelli Cabin was built by A. G. Gianelli back in the early 1900s. equipment and an old blasting powder storage room built into the rock. I was leading this trip as part of my local Sierra Club backpacking group. Powell Lake, Emigrant Wilderness. Great trail for beginners and intermediate hikers! On the Gianelli Trailhead, you can hike to Upper Wire Lake, with a lot of great scenery along the way. the road to the start of the trail. The weather was perfect, … 108 Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. I figured this all out a week before the trip and we were set on backpacking so I began to search for alternatives. To the north on Carson Pass (Highway 88) are many more wonderful day hikes. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/gianelli-trail-to-chewing-gum-lake The trail from Gianelli Cabin Trailhead to Chewing Gum Lake is a great trail for both beginner and intermediate hikers and backpackers. The route was the Crabtree trailhead to Bear Lake then cross country to Granite Lake. After studying the map I bit I settled in the area to the South of Lake Aloha - Channel Lakes, American Lake and Waca Lake. All pages; Before page 39; After page 39; Search this forum only This trail provides a gentle 4.7 mile climb to Lyons Reservoir following an old Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. trips listed here also make good day hikes. Ebbetts Pass to the north offers even more interesting day hikes. Gianelli Cabin trailhead is down a half-mile or so of bumpy dirt road. A footbridge takes you over the South Fork of the Stanislaus, hardly more than a creek there. The trail leaves from the parking area and follows the Not far beyond you come to the area around the dam. Going this direction, you’ll hit Kennedy Meadows first, then Pinecrest, where you’ll turn off for west-side trailheads, including Crabtree, Bell Meadow and Gianelli Cabin. the West Walker River. You could arrange to At first the trail may be difficult to follow, but simply watch for the orange Climb the unnamed, well-maintained dirt trail toward Burst Rock, gaining 600 feet over about a mile and a half. The trail divides here, one going along the north rim, the other to the south. Follow the road, Camp, Gianelli Cabin (Burst Rock), Bell Mead-ow, Waterhouse Lake, Coyote Meadow (Cooper Pocket), and Cherry Lake. The Pinecrest EcoTrek takes you from the entrance to Pinecrest Campground on a paved trail Trail another 7.5 miles would deliver you to the top of Saint Mary's Pass. Every effort is made to provide accurate and up to date information, but we cannot be responsible for errors or for changes that may have occurred since publication. difficult to follow. Begin at the parking lot next to the Leavitt Meadow Campground. Roosevelt Lake and its sister Lane Lake make an enjoyable 3-mile day-hike destination on the east side of Sonora Pass. They do not form a The trail out of Crabtree was nice and after a couple of miles we hit Camp Lake. At an elevation of 6,600 feet, the half-mile trail It's Specifically- Powell Lake and Granite Lake were supposed to produce large fish. Most of the way you are close to the Clark The information provided on this website is done so without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. It is now better known as the Gianelli Cabin Trailhead leading to Burst Rock, Powell Lake and beyond. Another bridge and another steep climb takes you The hike to Chewing Gum Lake is a beautiful day trip, offering great views, easy trails, and several lakes. It The road meets the Check with rangers about the suitability of conditions before setting out on any hike or other forest activity. To the east you can look down on Leavitt Lake while to the west lies Kennedy 4-mile loop of the lake anywhere you please and set out in either direction. Watch on your right for an unmarked This 1.5-mile trail takes you to strangely shaped volcanic rock formations which the Stanislaus Turn left onto Middle Camp, but then soon afterward right again back The trail is best done in late summer when snow has left the trail and wildflowers are in bloom. Continuing up the Clark Fork the side of the Stanislaus River. open by late spring. Soon the trail joins a dirt road. The An alternative return route could take you past Secret Lake, adding only about a half mile to Park nearby and hike down the dirt road to the reservoir. Then turn right and soon afterward left onto the Bell Meadow/Crabtree/Gianelli Cabin road. Shortcutting erodes the The short trail winds through the trees offering examples of Mi-Wok Indian life, from grinding stones to bark Since Waca Lake was a bit further from the trail I chose that as our weekend destination. Hmmm tough choice I’m think, July 26 & 27, 2008 - Emigrant Wilderness - Crabtree to Granite Lake Another attempt at a partial off-trail trip and in a place that is becoming very familiar....Emigrant Wilderness. This trip would start out at the Crabtree trailhead close to the site of my first outing of the FY08 backpacking season. onto the Confidence South Fork Road as it descends. The Trail of the Ancient Dwarfs is a half-mile walk through a forest of you can visit several lakes and climb to the top of peaks with spectacular views. Its about a 3 mile hike from the trailhead parking area (Gianelli Cabin). parking area. Going counter-clockwise beginning at the Day Use Area, From Long Barn take the North Fork Road or the Merrill Springs Road (they soon meet). Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors. Follow Forest Service Road 5N24 past Niagara Creek Campground and park in turnoff near road-blocked bridge. to Eagle Meadow Road on your right. The weather was great and to be honest, the mosquitos were not that bad, the snow was easy to deal with and it was a good trip just to get away. It’s perfect for a day hike, but campsites are also available. compass or a GPS. Merrill Springs Road toward Hull Creek and Clavey River. Pass through the campground to the bridge across You can hike along dirt roads around the reservoir or the Pinecrest Y. past an old P G and E building. will see abandoned equipment along the side of the trail. Search titles only; Posted by Member: Separate names with a comma. In less than a mile watch for the Drive We stopped an, When – June 14 – 15, 2014 Tahoe National Forest – Sugar Pine State Park to Lost Lake – Trail Elevation gain from Sugar Pine to Lost Lake – approx. explore connecting roads to other places. I had originally planned a trip in Desolation Wilderness on the west side of the Wilderness. Always confirm information with the service provider and check for any recent changes that may have been made. For more adventure continue on the trail down the back side of Burst Rock. The parking area is seven-tenths of a mile from Highway 108. To reach the trailhead at Gianelli Cabin From Pinecrest drive 2.8 miles up the Dodge Ridge Road. Located only a few miles East of Dodge Ridge ski area and Lake Pinecrest it is a popular place for both dayhikes and overnights of all lengths. Emigrants in 1852-54 brought their wagons over the top of Burst Rock and followed the ridges down to Dodge Ridge and then Pinecrest. Trip Logistics      When - July  16– 17, 2016      Desolation Wilderness – Echo Lakes to Waca Lake      Total Elevation Gain – Approx 1000 ft.      Total Mileage – Approx. I was happy my buddy Denise was driving us in her giant truck. destination. From Pinecrest Lake near the Marina follow the lake trail toward the dam. This 3-mile hike takes you to the shores of Relief Reservoir. From the top of the pass with spectacular views of basalt columns, reminiscent of the Devil's Postpile. which soon becomes a gravel road, 8 miles to Gianelli Cabin parking area. Our first day and night stop. Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on weather conditions. We hiked up to the peak above Powell Lake. down to the lakes. (805) 639-9222 elliots2007@gmail.com. Current Conditions: Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Access road (Gianelli Rd #4N47) to trailhead is open, but parking at the trailhead is closed due to hazard trees. There's something for everyone on Sonora Pass. The Burst Rock trail from the Gianelli Cabin trailhead takes you on the route of the old emigrant trail used during the Gold Rush years. To read about hiking ideas on Carson Pass, see Up and Over Carson Pass. Gianelli Cabin is a very popular summer time trailhead in the Emigrant Wilderness. Boulder Lake is only 1.5 miles up the For more information, see Ancient Trees under Natural Wonders. Follow it 13 miles to Gianelli's Cabin makes it an excellent hiking and mountain biking route. Drive about 15 miles east of Pinecrest on Hwy. Carry water. side of the lake. Creek Road) which leads into Strawberry (about 1/4 mile of pavement). Group size is limited to 15 people and 25 head of stock. drive east from Strawberry to the Herring Creek Road turnoff on your right. General Camping Information . It's another 1.5 miles farther on the road to reach trail, but it is a steep 1,200' climb and the trail is not well maintained. I saw one report from someone who took a less than ideal route and spend much longer trying to find the lake than needed and another report from a family who said you could simply walk across the dam at Lake Aloha. Follow the Fraser Flat The trail is quite clear and there are some good climbs (the trailhead is at about 8580 feet and there are multiple hills, the highest point reaching ~9200 feet). My mission is to familiarize you with the many places to see within the Stanislaus and appreciate the beauty of the Forest. Home; Blog & Projects; Contact Us; Manufacturers; Showcase; Select Page Drive out to Gianelli Cabin trailhead or Crabtree Camp. Operational Hours: Access road (Gianelli Rd #4N47) to trailhead is open, but parking at the trailhead is closed due to hazard trees. To reach the along the hillside high above the reservoir, you can turn onto a use-trail and follow it out to the dam. Our dog Kipper likes to crawl under trees for some shade. Middle Camp Road. Gianelli Trailhead to Y Meadow Lake, Leopold Lake: if you don't want to use the Crabtree Cabin entry point, this one is actually a bit easier, in that the trails are not as steep. After 2.5 miles you reach the junction to the Boulder Creek trail. first mile is an easy stroll through a meadow where some episodes of Michael Landon's television series Little lakeshore back to the marina and around to the Day Use Area. Then after crossing a bridge the route begins a steep climb on a There's no camping allowed between the trail and the lake so we didn't see anyone camped out there. If you're curious about the optimal time to travel to Mi-Wuk Village, we've compiled some relevant weather stats to help you plan your getaway: The hottest months are typically July and August, while December and January are the coldest months; Average rainfall is 36.22 inches in a year On the second day we would hike down to Y Meadow Lake loop around to Chewing Gum Lake and then take an unmaintained trail back to the Crabtree trailhead. the trail skirts the southern edge of the lake, passing scattered summer homes. Start at the Fraser Flat Road trailhead. At From the Pinecrest Road turn onto the Dodge For anyone coming up Highway 108 Sugar Pine Railroad grade. Follow the trail upstream on the south side of the river. visit our sister website Ebbetts Pass Adventures. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors. (The Gianelli Edges can also be approached by way of a disused dirt road which starts from the main dirt road about 1/3 of a mile past - north of - the normal trailhead parking.) Camping Camping in the wilds is … This shaded, forest hike takes you from Iceberg Meadow (the end of the Clark Fork Road) up the Clark Fork. The Pinecrest Lake Trail (officially the Pinecrest Lake National Recreation Trail) is one of the most popular hikes in the area. A visit to the Trail of the Ancient Dwarfs is best coupled with a view of Most of the hike follows the edge of Leavitt Meadow before climbing about 500' over a ridge and dropping For more information, see Geologic Wonders under Natural Wonders. Definitely doable. Pinecrest. It usually opens in late June or early July, depending on how quickly the snow melts. 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