Frog Pond Loop Trail

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Frog Pond Loop Trail is a 6.7 mile loop trail located near Seiad Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,165 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash


nature trips

bird watching


wild flowers


over grown

1 month ago

The trail has recently been maintained and is fully doable (as of 11/23/19). It's a tough hike up. It's steep with minimal to no switchbacks up from either the Frog Pond TH or the Cameron Meadows TH. But the area is unique and interesting with a lot of interesting tree species and some great views. If you only want to do an out and back, the Frog Pond TH provides for a more scenic hike. But it's fun to do the whole loop and the road walk isn't bad.

4 months ago

Tough hike, but worth the views and ponds.

4 months ago

Gorgeous mountain meadows make it worth the brutal first couple miles! You have to walk on a forest service road for the last couple miles to make this a loop. This map shows the start point at Cameron lakes trail, to start at frog loop trail keep driving up the road to to where the trail veers off the road. The trails are the same though, just starting from different sides.

over grown
8 months ago

Gorgeous trail but the left route is challenging going up. Almost 2000 ft elevation gain in 2.5 miles. Signage at trailhead is for the Cameron Meadows trail and does not mention Frog Lake. There was still a significant amount of snow today but the dense forest was gorgeous. Would suggest waiting a month to go.

Thu Jul 21 2016

did the loop. trail at times was very overgrown.lots of bear evidence. fun!

Thu Oct 09 2014

We have done this hike a couple times this year and it is one of my favorites. Starts out steep and keeps it up for most the trail but the scenery is beautiful. Keeps your heart to pumping in some places! Once you get to the pond it flattens out and there is a beautiful meadow. We watched the ducks take flight off the pond. We ate lunch watching the wild life and listening to the wind come off the mountains. We also hiked into Cameron meadows that day from the Frog Pond . That made for quite a hike! I am looking forward to doing this one again and maybe camping at the meadows.