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Lost Lake Trail

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 4.5 (2)

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


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Singletrack

7,694' 2,345 m

High

7,104' 2,165 m

Low

639' 195 m

Up

59' 18 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

In normal snow years the trail may be wet or have snow till mid-June.

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, technical sections. Everything is rideable but I usually end up having to walk a few short sections (either from the steep pitch or messing up a technical section). 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 rode it. This is my neighborhood, and I rarely see people out this far.

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Shared By:

S. Lengyel

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  4.5 from 2 votes

#21

in Lake Tahoe

#6166

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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#21

in Lake Tahoe

#387

in California

#6,166

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Lost Lake. Why I ride. And why I get off the bike to explore.
Jun 13, 2016 near Tahoma, CA
Lost Lake. A gorgeous natural alpine lake on the edge of Desolation Wilderness.
Jun 13, 2016 near Tahoma, CA
Duck Lake.
Jun 13, 2016 near Tahoma, CA

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Kurt Kahl
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