Lake Lois and Lake Schmidell

HARD 3 reviews
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Lake Lois and Lake Schmidell is a 16.2 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
16.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2995 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

lake

views

wild flowers

4 months ago

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 stacked rocks. Didn't make it to our final destination due to heavy snow- neither did 2 other groups. Bright side- not crowded.

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

backpacking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

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