Emma Lake Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bridgeport, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from June until November.
Directions from Bridgeport: Take U.S. Highway 395 sixteen miles north. Turn left onto FR 066, the road is marked with a road sign and a large USFS campground sign. Follow this dirt road all the way to the end, ten miles. Stock users may wish to park at the Burt Canyon trailhead to increase ride length and avoid the bumpiest section of road. A normal passenger car can make it to the trailhead just take your time.
This is a lovely, short hike. On a summer Saturday we saw no one else on the trail or at the lake. Uphill 1.5 miles from the trailhead to the lake. Beautiful views to the East as you head up. Be sure to take a car with pretty good clearance to make it all the way down the road to the trailhead.