Leavitt Meadow to Fremont Lake

HARD 3 reviews
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Leavitt Meadow to Fremont Lake is a 17.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Coleville, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
17.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3723 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

beach

forest

lake

river

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backpacking
1 month ago

We have just finished this hike. We went from Leavitt Meadows to Lane lake on Friday afternoon. Continued to Fremont lake on Saturday. Returned to Roosevelt Lake on Sunday and hiked back to Leavitt Meadows on Monday. The lakes were all very nice and the scenery was beautiful, especially the canyon where the West Walker rushes through. There were good camping sites between Lane and Roosevelt Lakes, and also south of Lane Lake. We crossed the West Walker at Fremont, and it was very doable at this time. Fremont lake was worth the climb and was easier to swim in than Lane and Roosevelt - less debris in the water. The trail was not crowded at all - we saw maybe 15 other hikers the entire 4-day trip. The bathrooms at Leavitt Meadow trail head were clean - thank you!

fishing
11 months ago

Getting from Roosevelt to Fremont is challenging enough, let alone Leavitt Meadows, so definitely pack light. There are strong rainbow trout at Fremont, but finding a place to cast around the perimeter of the lake can be challenging with deep mud and rocks (bring waders).

camping
Monday, November 16, 2015

I did this hike when I was a boy scout in the early 90's. It is a beautiful hike, and a nice place to stay a few nights. We ended up catching over 40 trout that weekend. Not many people were out there, and the start in Leavitt Meadows has a nice mountain stream to hike by.