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Best trails in Mokelumne Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Mokelumne Wilderness, California? AllTrails has 15 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 10 moderate trails in Mokelumne Wilderness ranging from 2.2 to 15.7 miles and from 7,791 to 10,380 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Mokelumne Wilderness
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Top trails (15)
#1 - Caples Lake to Emigrant Lake Trail
Mokelumne Wilderness
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
Heading west on Highway 88, once you reach the junction to Kirkwood ski resort, it's about 0.7 miles to the parking lot on the right side, just below the Caples Lake dam. The trailhead has a restroom.Show more
#2 - Lake Winnemucca from Carson Pass via Pacific Crest Trail
Mokelumne Wilderness
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
Excellent moderate hike at Sierra crest southwest of Lake Tahoe Only the fiercest blizzards close Carson Pass, which crosses the Sierra Nevada crest about 30 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe. The Show more
#3 - Fourth of July Lake Trail
Mokelumne Wilderness
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 6 h 2 m
Beautiful long day hike with stops at four lakes (Frog, Winnemucca, Round Top, and Fourth of July). Eight miles in and out with a great shady picnic spot at Fourth of July Lake. Trailhead parking at WShow more
#4 - Round Top & Winnemucca and Fourth of July Lake
Mokelumne Wilderness
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 6 h 23 m
Pristine alpine lakes, picturesque creeks, abandoned mines and glorious summer wildflower displays. Certainly one of the best hikes in the Lake Tahoe area, the trails to Round Top and Winnemucca LakeShow more
#5 - Winnemucca and Round Top Lakes
Mokelumne Wilderness
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
Visitor's Center to Round Top Lake via Frog and Winnemucca Lakes. Show more
#6 - Frog Lake
Mokelumne Wilderness
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Frog Lake is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Markleeville, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#7 - Winnemucca Lake Loop
Mokelumne Wilderness
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
This is an easy single day Snowshoe or cross country Ski trail. Park at the snow park on the South side of Hwy 88. There is also a parking area just down that street that can access the trail but you'Show more
#8 - Deadwood Peak and Upper Blue Lake
Mokelumne Wilderness
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h 38 m
Deadwood Peak and Upper Blue Lake is a 10 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Markleeville, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offShow more
#9 - Fourth of July Lake Loop
Mokelumne Wilderness
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Length: 15.9 mi • Est. 8 h 38 m
Fourth of July Lake Loop is a 15.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kirkwood, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, runniShow more
#10 - Round Top Peak via Kit Carson Pass
Mokelumne Wilderness
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
Round Top Peak via Kit Carson Pass is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Markleeville, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numberShow more
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