Raymond Lake via Wet Meadows Trailhead

HARD 6 reviews
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Raymond Lake via Wet Meadows Trailhead is a 16.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Markleeville, California that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from July until October.

16.9 miles 3412 feet Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

scramble

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

4 months ago

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.

camping
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.

camping
2 years ago

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

hiking
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!

hiking
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.