Looking for a great trail in Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, California? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Carson-Iceberg Wilderness ranging from 2.2 to 32.9 miles and from 6,476 to 9,347 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
2 months ago

The views are amazing! One of my favorite hikes. The lake is clear and there is an island to swim out to. Also, lots of fish jumping!

backpacking
over grown
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
washed out
3 months ago

This was the start of our two day backpacking trip through this loop. Although the views are amazing, this is not an actual trail. We scrambled around avoiding steep drops left and right. Eventually we caught up to the trail that starts just a ways down at the lakes. Would have started from that trailhead if doing this again!

hiking
off trail
rocky
3 months ago

Initially easy trail to follow but at a crossing we somehow got off path which took us off trail scrambling over tight rocky spots. Take GPS, a 2hr hike turned into 3.5hr hike for our family. Great for teens and adults. Beautiful lake and camp spot by water above rocks. Closer to water were a lot of mosquitoes. Looked like lots of fish, cold water but clear.

hiking
closed
3 months ago

Road to trailhead remains closed about a half mile in due to fire last year.

hiking
over grown
rocky
4 months ago

very easy reason to navigate. my boy did this no problem and we camped along the river. no official sights but there are a few be spots previously cleared so it was a wonderful night.

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
4 months ago

the destination is worth the journey, but it is not for the faint of heart. There is an excessive amount of snow that made it impossible to stay on trail. The trail is easier and more enjoyable if you accept that your feet will get wet early on. The trail is washed out or covered with snow. We navigated by GPS. It was a 7.5 mile hike in for us and a 5.6 mile hike out. it was easier to find the trail on the second day. The lake is still half frozen and camp grounds are limited, but the setting is amazing.

hiking
muddy
snow
4 months ago

July 3, 2019, guess it’s not the right season for this hike. We only made it halfway due to all the snow this year. We couldn’t see a trail most of the way so it was slow going. There was 2 stream crossings up to that point, both over fallen logs since the river was quite high. The first part takes you through Stanislaus Meadow then you’ll follow the stream on your left before crossing it. Watch our for the fallen barb wire fence along the meadow. Pretty surroundings though and a decent amount of shade. Hoping to return to this trail in a couple of months!

backpacking
muddy
off trail
snow
4 months ago

Still a lot of snow on the ground. We started from Mosquito lake and lost the trail pretty much at the very beginning and navigate by compass to the lake. There is still ice/snow on the lake, didn't catch a single fish but it's such a beautiful and peaceful place! Stayed for two nights. Then on the way out, took the Bull Run trail, much easier and doable to stay on the trail if you look for carved 'i' on the trees. A lot of streams to cross and it gets muddy.

hiking
4 months ago

Can I hike this trail?

hiking
closed
4 months ago

I went to hike this trail today. The road to the trail head remains closed. I assume it is due to the fire that went through a couple years ago. It looks like they have been doing some logging of the burned trees. I hope they get the trail opened soon.

Did not go all the way due to time constraints

Fantastic trail before the fire last year. The trail was burned over and I am interested to see this Spring how much damage was done.

Mon Sep 03 2018

Great day hike. Lake was pretty low.

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