Salmon Lake Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Norden, CA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible from July until October.
From Yuba Gap exit on I-80, drive south on Yuba Gap road for 0.3 mile, and turn right toward Lodgepole campground. At 1.1 miles further, turn left on road 19 (unpaved). Drive four miles and turn left on road 38. Drive 2 miles to the trailhead, 0.5 mile past Huysink Lake. The trail begins on the left near a willow thicket. Parking is available on the right side of the road.
One of our top 10 favorites. Quiet trail that is perfect for the Smaller kids and dogs. Just about 2 miles to lower Loch Leven Lake but be sure to go the extra 1/4 mile to Middle Loch Leven. For sure the way to see the Loch Leven lakes. Perfect day hike.
Good hike! Beautiful lake with a rock jumping spot. When you get to the end of the directions provided by the app you still need to drive a quarter of a mile til the turn out for the trailhead.
Great trail for Families with kids. We went all the way to Loch Leven Lakes and camped. Salmon Lake was a great resting spot.
great hike. not too hard and great scenery
This trail is the right one to get to the loch leven lakes. The designated loch leven trail is longer steeper and uglier. This trail dumps you out at lower loch and middle and high loch are only 1/4, 1 mike longer, respectively. Perfect backpacking trial. Lots of campsites at all three lakes.
Nice side-trip on our way to High Loch Leven. Pretty lake & easy to get to.
Long dirt road to trail head. The family and I used this trail to reach Loch Leven Lakes. This route is 5.2 miles out and back, but I believe is a nicer route than Loch Leven Lakes Trail if your backpacking with kids and a doggy. We overnighted at Middle Loch because we found a great spot to set up camp.
Great day hike and dog friendly! It's a 4-5 mile drive on a dusty road to the trailhead, but well worth it. We only saw a couple of people that must have camped overnight. Beautiful little lake and amazing surroundings!
Good hike... If you park where the directions tell you to you walk up the fire dirt/gravel road, around 1st lake and then continue onto the trail. The 1st half is a fire dirt road and the 2nd half is a hiking trail. When you get to a T go right, up the hill to salmon lake. Great little lake! Nice little day hike.
The hike is a little to easy to be considered a hike. There was a steady slope going down to the lake, nothing hard to get back up. It's more of a stroll to the lake. Salmon lake is very pretty though, great swimming.