Mears Lake Valley Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
#96 of 120 trails in

Mears Lake Valley Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Norden, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1010 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail is only accessible to overnight campers (14-day min, $25/Day).

hiking
2 months ago

This was a nice hike. A good climb going up. Very beautiful. We took our dog and she loved it! There was evidence of bears although we didn't come across any. We don't make it to the end of the trail this time because of the rain but would like to another day. Take note, don't park in the campground you could get a ticket. The campground manager warned us because we parked near one of the access roads. She was nice about it but said don't do it again. The day use area charges a fee and is quite far. This hike would be best for folks camping at Lodgepole campground.

hiking
Thursday, October 08, 2015

non-accessible. Only for overnight campers (14-DAY MINIMUM, $25/DAY!!!). At least per the map/directions. It's possible that you can park off the road and hike from there, but I'm not going to risk it. I ended up going to Loch Leven instead (a favorite).