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Eiler Lake via Tamarack Trail is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Old Station, California that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding.

Length 8.1 mi Elevation gain 810 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Forest Lake River Views Wildlife
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Angela Plumley
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Andres Arreola
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Don’t follow our recoding. We started off where the directions took us. It was a tough little hike to find the trailhead due to a fire years ago. There is a better start location. I didn’t find it till the hike out. At times the trail is hard to follow. It’s covered in places by bushes. We stayed a few nights and wandered around. Ample water sources. Great camping locations. Magee peak was a great hike. Amazing views. Even with the hog fire burning. Recommend for all ages if you start at the right location lol. A previous recoding had it right.

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Kayla Moreland
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HikingBlowdownFloodedOver grown

My friends and I enjoyed camping at Eiler Lake over Memorial Day weekend. There are lots of downed trees, especially if you go to the north side of Eiler Lake. There were lots of great campsites along the south side of the lake. There was only one other group camped on the north side, and we got great views of the snow capped peaks. We day hiked down to Barrett Lake, but we couldn’t make it to Durbin Lake as the trail between Barrett and Durbin was flooded with basically a pond this early in the season. The directions from All Trails didn’t take us to the actual trailhead, but we were able to find the trail eventually. This was a nice option without crowds, and I think the wildflowers will really be blooming in the next few weeks. We only saw some violets and buttercups this early. Also saw some cute little snakes in the water. I bet this lake would be great for swimming when it warms up! I’d definitely choose to stay at Eiler over Barrett since Eiler is larger and had more campsites to choose from.

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Cathy Kennedy
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BackpackingNo shadeRocky

cool trail. the directions take you somewhere other than the trailhead. but you can still get to the trail just park on SPI land. trail is pretty easy but lots of downed trees you must climb over.

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Michelle Hammond
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BackpackingBugs

Unfortunately, the vegetation on this entire hike and most of the lake were destroyed by the fire in 2014. Not much green. I wouldn’t recommend as a day hike at all, although for backpacking it wasn’t the worst. I just love my green pine trees. Bugs were so thick! Wear spray!

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Rachel Schau
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Very rewarding hike! The terrain changes as you hike and some of the trail has some areas that have been burnt, but the lake is absolutely beautiful.

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Lee Shoop
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Jan Simon
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Atsuko Wylie
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Nicole Sharkey
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Nicole Sharkey
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Crissy Harrigan-Smith
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Mary Jen
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Lisa Tilton
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Simon Frid
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Jeff Stuivenberg
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Jessica Ballinger
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Jonathan Braude
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Cass H
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Joshua Fookes
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Doug Ramsey
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