Lake Margaret Trail

MODERATE 113 reviews
#5 of 77 trails in

Lake Margaret Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kirkwood, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
600 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

snowshoeing

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

washed out

hiking
1 day ago

This is one of the most beautiful place, I have ever hiked to. The hike to the lake is pleasurable and you will enjoy each and every stretch you get to pass through at the end of which is a spectacular vista waiting for you.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful hike. More like 5 miles if you hike around the lake after arriving. We had heavy thunderstorms which made it all the more exciting! Going to make this trek again soon!

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

This hike was amazing. I love every moment of it. It's the perfect length and difficulty level. It is so beautiful out here and a great place to swim and cool off. Trail is well marked and over all I would absolutely do this again and recommend it to anyone

9 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

16 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

A favorite hike for sure! Beautiful with a variety of scenery...lush forrest, open meadows, rivers, lakes and wildflowers galore!

18 days ago

The is a fairly easy hike for the fantastic view you enjoy. And a little swim at the lake tops it all off. Definitely a great afternoon

hiking
18 days ago

Gorgeous Hike with a nice variety of terrain. "Moderate" seems about right as 95% of the trail is technical hiking watching every footfall on the oft-rugged trail. We had a great time and brought swimsuits for a dip in the Lake and jumped off the rocks. There were always people there but it still gives a nice feeling of isolation. Wildflowers still blooming in late July. We also got caught in a freak summer hailstorm on the way out. Made the hike all the more memorable.

20 days ago

Hiking with younger kids (8 & 9). Perfect!
And a nice refreshing swim in the lake.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Loved it!

hiking
23 days ago

This is a beautiful, varied terrain trail. Went Late July after an epic winter and the wildflowers were lush and up to my waist in areas. The creeks were full and beautiful. Lake Margaret is a gem to hop into to rejuvenate before hiking out. One tip, pay attention to the many rock cairns and "i" carving trail markers when rock scrambling. Bring lots of water on a hot day. Cant wait to go back.

hiking
23 days ago