Summit Trail is a 51.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Springville, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and fishing and is accessible from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Camp Nelson: Travel west on Highway 190 to Forest Road 21S50. Travel north and stay on Forest Road 21S50 to the Summit Parking area and trailhead.
Very hard trail to decipher! Does need some love. Still, exceptional views! Only hiked 7.4 miles
This trail is in need of some serious maintenance from Crawford Rd to the Western Divide Hwy and even from there to the wilderness TH as there are many downed snags and brushy in some places.
I have backpacked in from the Summit Trailhead, east of Camp Nelson, to Mowery Meadow and on to Maggies Lakes. See Maggie Lakes review. Mowery Meadow is a wonderful place to camp and down the hill is a good place to fish for Golden Trout.