Kangaroo Lake Trail is a 1.1 mile out and back trail located near Callahan, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is best used from May until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles
85 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly






Directions from Callahan: Follow the road to Gazelle (County Hwy. 2H01) west for 10 miles to the Kangaroo Lake turnoff. From this point it is approximately 5 miles to the campground on FS 41N08.

2 months ago

This was a short and beautiful hike. The drive to the trail head is pleasant and not the least bit difficult.

5 months ago

Just as beautiful as the last time I visited. Very quick and easy hike.

10 months ago

Cool view of the lake. Quick and easy hike.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pretty views of the lake.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Love this place! This fishing was great & the campground clean. The hiking trail connects up with the pacific crest trail. You can walk for days....

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Great for kids. Nice campground, great views and easy hike

Sunday, May 29, 2016

I grew up near here and have been to Kangaroo lake countless times. The drive up is a small very windy road. Once at the top near the lake, you pass Lilly Pad pond. There is a a lot of parking and an easy trail, handicap accessible now to part of the lake. Camp sites, picnic tables and several outhouses. A pair of eagles have nested here for years, if your timing is right you can watch them dive into the lake to fish. Its amazing to watch.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

It's been a long time, but I remember the outstanding view from the vantage point on top, easy access to more trails (PCT crosses through on ridge above) & I believe there was a meadow with pitcher plants.