Lake Lois and Lake Schmidell

HARD 6 reviews
#16 of 39 trails in

Lake Lois and Lake Schmidell is a 16.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kyburz, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
16.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,018 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
6 days ago

Day hiked July 14th to Lois Lake, did not make it to Scmidell due to time constraints. Nice trail with nice mix of forested, open granite areas, wild flowers, lakes and mountains. Trail is easy to lose in granite area, just need to head towards pass and take note of surroundings for hike back. Lots of open area which made it hot, bring lots of water or bring a filter. Plenty of lakes along the way so take advantage of them to cool off. Switch backs up pass is nicely graded.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Beautiful trail. Went mid/late June and it was still covered in snow. Trail is also not well marked. Bring a map and compass. Trail is mostly marked with cairns. Didn't make it to our final destination due to heavy snow- neither did 2 other groups. Bright side- not crowded.

backpacking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Beautiful trail! You get to see it all, meadows, valleys, peaks, etc.

hiking
7 days ago

backpacking
29 days ago

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016