Silver Lake to Spanish Peak Trail is a 7.4 mile out and back trail located near Meadow Valley, CA and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until November.
We summited from Silver Lake. What a beautiful day hike! The trail is clearly marked. Just pack a light lunch-- Quest Bars, beef jerky and WATER will suffice. Bring trekking poles. Not a must, but definitely make the descent easier.
Regarding technology.... Verizon and, believe or not, AT&T cellular coverage is obtainable at 5 to 6,000 foot level. No Pokemon-Go here!!! Please!!
The only big animals we saw were Labrador Retrievers. No "Big Cats." BTW, the Labs were service dogs. Mountain Lions tend to live in the mountains....;)
Whoop...Whoop... Keep on hiking....
Made this hike several times over the years. Top of the hill is a nice part of the PCT, with views of nearby lakes, Lassen Peak, nice granite everywhere. I agree with Justin...there ARE cats here, big cats and bobcats...have never even seen a bear in this area, but there is a lot of bear scat...so they're there
Great hike!! I've done this hike 2 times and look forward to doing it again. Trailhead is about 5-10 miles from Bucks Lake. Fairly steep at first, but levels out further up the trail. Great meadows and moss covered trees. I have seen cat prints on the trail, so be aware.