Honeymoon Lake Trail is a 11.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Scheelite, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
11.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,169 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

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2 months ago

Great hike but tough initial ascent. Once you are there, you can get to many other worldly locations. Bring lots of water and wear shoes with good traction.

fishing
5 months ago

I was trying to get to Honeymoon Lake to fish, unfortunately the bridge was flooded out over Pine Creek and I couldn’t get past it. I Don’t think I would rate this as moderate much of the trail is extremely rocky due to avalanches. I would rate it as hard due to the number of switch backs that are difficult to walk due to the excessive rocky trails.

backpacking
9 months ago

I go backpacking around here almost every year, and the Pine Creek Trailhead is one of the less crowded trails in the area. The first part of the hike is steep, with a quick elevation gain and a lot of switchbacks. It can get really hot and there's not much shade on the initial portion, so it's a good idea to bring a lot of water and start early. Once you get to about 10,000ft it's a pretty easy hike to Honeymoon lake. From Honeymoon, you can go on to Pine Creek, Italy pass, or a number of other lakes in the area!

backpacking
Sunday, October 09, 2016