Pacific Crest Trail (PCT): Wet Meadows Trailhead to Raymond Lake

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Pacific Crest Trail (PCT): Wet Meadows Trailhead to Raymond Lake is a 17.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Markleeville, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July until October.

17.6 miles 4196 feet Out & Back




Take Blue Lakes Road off of Highway 88 near the 88/89 junction. Follow Blue Lakes Road and make the first left on Sunset Lakes Rd. Follow the dirt road until you see the PCT (crossing over the road) and park. Jump on the PCT heading south

3 months ago

1 year ago

OMG, it's 7.5 mi each way and a good 0.25 mi stretch on a narrow, shale covered trail along the side of a mountain with serious drop offs. Not for the inexperienced or anyone who doesn't like heights. Trail is poorly marked and the map we had was wrong too.

This is an amazing and beautiful hike. Not sure who rated this as moderate but I would say it's a little tougher than least on the way up. We camped at Raymond Lake and had the whole place to ourselves. Picturesque up there. Highly recommend. Just know it's a long 9 miles up.

1 year ago

one of the best hikes you will ever take! perfect for canines. make sure to be at the very top of Raymond at sunset its truly amazing.

2 years ago

You can't camp at the lake itself anymore. Just below it.

4 years ago

Great hike - we camped at Raymond lake with our kids (6 and 10) . They are great hikers and it did challenge them but they had a blast!

5 years ago

Great Day Hike (must be in good shape) but a better over nighter, Stay a night and try to catch some trout or summit Raymond Peak (10k feet, lake is at 9k feet), be prepared to bring bug spray through July.