Pacific Crest Trail (PCT): Wet Meadows Trailhead to Raymond Lake is a 9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Markleeville, CA and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July until October.
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
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 moderate...at 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.
You can't camp at the lake itself anymore. Just below it.
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!
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.