Kangaroo Lake Trail

EASY 4 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

lake

views

wildlife

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.

hiking
5 months ago

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....

camping
5 months ago

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

hiking
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.

hiking
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.