Round Lake Trail
ElevationAscent: 738' 225 m
Descent: -34' -10 m
High: 7,297' 2,224 m
Low: 6,592' 2,009 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
Current trail conditions
Popular rides nearby
Johnsvillle A-Tree to Downieville First Divide
15.5 mi 24.9 km • Point to Point • 632 ft Ascent 192.51 m Ascent
Singletrack Clio, CA( 1 )
Big Boulder from Butcher Ranch Trailhead
19.8 mi 31.9 km • Point to Point • 1,516 ft Ascent 461.95 m Ascent
Singletrack Downieville, CA( 1 )
15.6 mi 25.0 km • Loop • 2,452 ft Ascent 747.42 m Ascent
Singletrack East Quincy, CA( 6 )
15.0 mi 24.2 km • Point to Point • 884 ft Ascent 269.41 m Ascent
Singletrack Truckee, CA( 35 )
Round Mountain Loop
10.8 mi 17.4 km • Loop • 2,088 ft Ascent 636.47 m Ascent
Singletrack Nevada City, CA( 13 )
Biked this trail?
Add details to help others plan their adventure.
“A nice jaunt to Round Lake and a solid climb to a high ridge overlooking the Lakes Basin area.”— Joel Wilson
This lake will be on the right about two-thirds of the way along the trail. At about this point, the trail makes a steep and rocky climb to a high ridge. There are some challenging sections to ride with loose rock and dirt.
The trail ends at the intersection of a jeep road that goes to Oakland Pond and Snake Lake. The Pacific Crest Trail also passes through this intersection. From here, you'll have great views of the Lakes Basin area, with Gold Lake down to the right, and Mt. Elwell to the left above Long Lake.
Local Club: Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
Apr 15, 2019: Chris McGovern and the Birth of Lost and Found
Apr 8, 2019: Jeff Sperry – From Super Volunteer to SBTS Employee
Apr 4, 2019: Comments Needed for Downieville and Quincy Trailwork
Land Manager: USFS - Plumas National Forest Office