Shealor Lake Trail

EASY 24 reviews
#20 of 70 trails in

Shealor Lake Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kyburz, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.2 miles 774 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
2 months ago

A favorite for sure for a quick getaway when you really need to just get gone for a little while. Easy hike in and although up hill on the way out, it's not too steep. Disperse camped here and spent the day climbing around the waterfall and boulders. Great time! Here's our full write up. http://hustzkergies.blogspot.com/2016/06/shealor-lake.html

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely a beautiful hike with great views! Very steep and rocky down to the lake (climbing down and around granite boulders/ground) Glad I didn't have my kids with me... even the dogs got tired hiking up and over the hill. I would rate it moderate not easy... Mileage easy... Terrain moderate to hard. Wish I would have had poles. Very hard to stay on trail.
Would definitely do again!

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nanci Werner and Lauraine Vannoy

Enjoyed the views. Poles were helpful.

hiking
3 months ago

5 months ago

5 months ago

Did this twice now. Very beautiful. Not a hard hike but you have to keep an eye on the switchbacks. Older dogs may have a hard time.

hiking
7 months ago

Good day hike! Easy to loose the trail on the way back out.

hiking
1 year ago

One of the best hikes we've done.

hiking
1 year ago

Short and sweet hike. Loved it up here! It's pretty easy to get lost, just follow the stacked rocks :)

birding
1 year ago

Beautiful views of Silver Lake and the Sierras. Beautiful little lake. Perfect for a quick hike in and out.

hiking
1 year ago

Very fun hike and well worth the drive from Sacramento. The hike in has a small incline then downhill. The hike out is uphill. Wear sunscreen and shoes with good traction.

hiking
1 year ago

Great up and down hike. We saw a racer on the way. Only a couple of other people at the lake. Great relaxing hike on our way up to Hope Valley.

1 year ago

very good first hike for a warm up to a busy summer of back packing. Took my grandson there over memorial weekend . he loved the hike & swimming in the 60 deg water .nice rocks to jump into the lake from. 2 decent camp sites that we will use later this month. not near kyburs but across the hwy from silver lk on 88.nice trail head parking .easy navigating with some basic orienteering skills.Well worth the effort.

1 year ago

camping
1 year ago

It's an amazing place for such a short hike. We went in early April and there was a little snow in the shady areas but a very manageable hike. There is a bit of route fining required, but just keep your eyes out for the cairns and you'll be fine.

1 year ago

Nice trail, keep an eye out for the little rock pilings marking the trail. Not necessarily easy, but fun!

1 year ago

A nice short hike. Fair as far as beauty along the way, really pretty once you reach the lake. There weren't many people, which made it nice and relaxing. Good for dogs.

rock climbing
1 year ago

awesome climbs in area

2 years ago

I love this trail. It is slightly trying for new hikers and a great view with a nice swimmable lake. Not crowded at all. Not restrooms or water sources. Loved it