Mountain Meadow Reservoir is a 23.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Westwood, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.
Perimeter road around lake about 26 miles, depending on exact route you take. Flat to gently rolling. About half meadow and half forested. Private land, a couple of gates to hop over. Landowner does not seem to object to hiking/biking on land. No camping, no campfires.
Shallow lake with many barely submerged stumps and other hazards. Best for paddlecraft and low speed trolling motors. Lots of waterfowl. Many coves and inlets to explore. West 1/2 of lake has a forested shoreline, east half is meadow shoreline. Had good fishing until Fall 2015 when the lake was 'accidently' drained. Since restocked with rainbow trout and bass, but isn't the same quality fishery. Depending on the year, may be inaccessible or frozen over during winter months. Surrounding land is private, not public. Landowner does not allow camping.
Very little use, mostly by locals. You could easily be the only one on the lake.