Leavitt Lake Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Leavitt Lake Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Coleville, CA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible from June until September.

7.8 miles 1900 feet Loop

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Good elevation hiking here for those who don't want to carry much gear. I have found a few hiking options to explore, I'll be as brief as possible. Day hike, base camp, or drive. Your driving option in my opinion requires a 4 wheel drive, loose, rocky, 2 to 3 moving water crossings, possible snow, I wouldn't be caught in there without one unless there have been some road improvements I don't know about. I have this thing about being prepared. Drive into Leavitt Lake, follow lake to the left and around into cove area on the right for some nice campsites away from the water for our leave no trace ethics and the people. there are certainly more crowds here due to the driving access. You can day hike to Latopie Lake to the north or head south and upwards towards the PCT junction for some nice views. If you want to hike along a 10.5k+ ridge top with views in all directions then the PCT south from Sonora pass trail head is a great hike either as a partial loop hike of about 8 miles to latopie or a one way hike 7+ miles down the PCT into Leavitt Lake. Warning, Trail starts at 9,600 feet you must be somewhat acclimated for this hike as it is almost all above 10k. Easy trail but the elevation can make this hike difficult if you are not fully prepared. Great views of the Hoover Wilderness await following this portion of the PCT south.

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5 years ago

Drive (4wheel) into Leavitt Lake, follow lake to the left and around into cove area on the right for some nice campsites away from the water for our leave no trace ethics and the people. there are certainly more crowds here due to the driving access. You can day hike to Latopie Lake to the north or head south and upwards towards the PCT junction for some nice views. If you want to hike along a 10.5k+ ridge top with views in all directions then the PCT south from Sonora pass trail head is a great hike either as a partial loop hike of about 8 miles to latopie or a one way hike 7+ miles down the PCT into Leavitt Lake. Warning, Trail starts at 9,600 feet you must be somewhat acclimated for this hike as it is almost all above 10k. Easy trail but the elevation can make this hike difficult if you are not fully prepared. Great views of the Hoover Wilderness await following this portion of the PCT south and rate a 4 in my book.