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Ebbetts Pass Trailhead to Raymond Lake is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Markleeville, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from June until October.

Length 10.6 mi Elevation gain 1,961 ft Route type Point to Point
Backpacking Camping Hiking Nature trips Forest River Wildlife
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Francie Reynolds
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Hiking

great hike, first night on three day trip, not a lot of water on trail late in season. but the lake was very lovely.

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Neal Mock
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Backpacking

Initial classic granitic gives way to fascinating volcanic formations the majority of hike. Nice mix of meadows, forested areas & stream crossings w/outstanding wildflowers @ their peak after a very wet year. Raymond lake backdrop @ sunrise is as good as it gets.

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Robin Snyder
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Hiking
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I only hiked from Ebbetts Pass to Raymond Meadow Creek, so I'll review that first half. It had been recommended to me as a trail that's good for someone recovering from an ankle sprain, and it was. The trail is largely packed earth with few rocks. Little elevation change and once I got out into the hillside traverse, it was flat. The trail was interesting at first. The geology and vegetation change every 15 min. Sandy and shrubby to forested with white granite boulders to dry with odd piles of white rock. But then we break out into the open, and it just wasn't my thing. Sunscoured hillside with scrubby grasses and shrubs. Nowhere to hide from the sun. The volcanic ridges were fascinating if intimidating. I confess that arid places kind of wig me out. I blame my New England upbringing. Water supply is uncertain! I had planned to filter water at Raymond Meadow Creek, which looked like a substantial creek on my map, but it was bone dry. Fortunately, there is still snow this year even this late into Aug., so I was able to get water from a melting snow patch.

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Christine Engel
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Justice McCullum
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Rustin Johnston
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David Molmen
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David Molmen
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Barry Timko
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Tom Taylor
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Breanna Rittmann
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