Explore the best trails near Shaver Lake with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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off road driving
1 month ago

Love this trail

backpacking
1 month ago

I really enjoyed this trail back in May of 2016 for Memorial Day weekend. Snow pack still on the ground in some places, but trail and markers were easy to navigate. This was my first family back backing adventure. I see this hike being great for hikers of all skill sets. Want to do again and go deeper into the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness.

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked this trail back in April and there was still snow pack for the top half of the hike.

I liked that this trail was easy to moderate and definitely can be considered a day hike. The views of shaver lake and the surrounding sierras are beautiful at the top. I recommend this hike for all levels.

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail + camping, trail is only open June-Oct though.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Will be doing it again soon. Weather was not good on the first day so the trip ended at west lake, but I will do the full trail next time.

hiking
3 months ago

good hike lots of mosquitoes bring spray but we'll worth the hike beautiful

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike. The rocks by the water are very polished so be cautious & where good shoes with good tread. Not a lot of water when we went in September; likely better in spring or even winter.

this is the 5th trail around lake shaver area that we have done that has not been correct on the mileage at all this entire trip was 9.2 miles from the trailhead to the lake and back. I'm really beginning to question now every trail on this All trails website. this is a trail that for the most part is up hill all the way,with the occasional flat spot that might last .2 miles or less. we are buy no means fully in shape regular hikers, it took us about 3 1/2 hours to make it to the lake and it was 4.65 miles from the trail head. coming back only took us two hours, so that should give you some kind if idea as to how steep this trail is. also the last 1.5 miles is very steep and rocky. I'm amazed that the review before mine said they made it to the lake in just under 2 hours, and we speed walked straight down hill all the way back and it took us 2 hours. So Kudos to the last reviewer who managed to run all the way to lake and climb 1800+ feet that is an amazing accomplishment. I also wish I knew where this site gets its mileage from, lime I said this is the 5th trail in a row that was completely wrong. I can understand maybe a quarter of a mile off but not almost 2....

This was a difficult hike for being over 40 and from the south!

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backpacking
3 months ago