Deadwood Peak and Upper Blue Lake

EASY 8 reviews
#31 of 77 trails in

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 good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2693 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
5 days ago

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Aug 6th, we camped at upper blue lake campground and hike from upper blue lake to granite lake. Due to the season, the upper granite lake dried and made a wild flower blooming at the shore of upper blue lake. It was fantastic, like a flower fastival. And the hiking from the trailhead to granite lake was mild and easy, but lake was great.
I could recommend this course especially early August season.

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

It was a beautiful hike. There are still patches of snow (July 9), wild flowers, an numerous mosquitos. Beware that the trailhead says Grouse Lake and not Granite Lake. After on the trail, Granite Lake is mentioned. Great hike. Richard

Saturday, August 23, 2014

hiking
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Another great trip to Granite Lake. What a great place to take kids to learn the basics, hone their skills and build enthusiasm and confidence. My 9 1/2 and 11 yr old made their 3rd trip here and they love it. Still pursuing the elusive fish, but the bouldering, day hikes and exploring are great and keep us busy.

camping
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I take my blind son (11) and my daughter (9) here very year for 3 yrs. An easy hike with a few inclines that are a bit of work for kids with 15-20 lb backpacks. They do great and enjoy every moment. We stay 2 nights and it is always a blast. The kids love climbing boulders and their favorite part is the river crossing log at the beginning of the trailhead near the lake parking lot.

hiking
Monday, July 23, 2012

Moderate trail with spectacular views and a very picturesque lake with options to continue on.