DISTANCE
14.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,143 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

rocky

snow

off trail

no shade

hiking
1 month ago

We only made it to about 3/4 of the elevation gain, but we did get to some amazing views of both the mountain range and the lake from above.

The trailhead is pretty hard to locate: use gps and offline maps, don't trespass, and if you find yourself on an overgrown trail that doesn't look like it's used much - you are on the right path!

More photos: https://csgirllife.wordpress.com/pinecrest-peak-almost-stanislaus-national-forest/