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Red Lake Peak Trail is a 5.5 mile out and back trail located near Markleeville, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, downhill skiing, and snowshoeing and is best used from December until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,617 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

skiing

snowshoeing

snowshoeing
snow
4 months ago

did this trail a month an half ago hiking, this time i did it snowshoeing i enjoyed a little more snowshoeing 5 hours total didn't see anyone else on the trail good to get away from the crowds

hiking
icy
snow
5 months ago

About 2 feet of snow average took about 2 1/2 hours to reach the summit at an easy pace catch snow shoes were more than adequate. Start early bring a parka check conditions can get real windy with the correct attire it’s totally awesome. Follow the safety of the snow drifts and not the trail

rocky
snow
6 months ago

great trail a easy trail up to 10 thousand feet plus i only seen 3 people in the seven hours i was on the trail i would have done it faster but I had to keep checking the altrals map best app to have if you like knowing where you are

hiking
icy
muddy
off trail
rocky
snow
6 months ago

Amazing and a little intense at times. It was tricky finding the trail, but all trails helped. Some places towards the peak were incredibly slippery coupled with the snow and loose rocks. It took some planned walking paths to get up there, but it was absolutely amazing.

hiking
10 months ago

Enjoyed this hike. We hiked this route on 7/17/19. Leave the car ~0830 and back around 1330ish. Nice trail joins the PCT for a mile or more. Met 6 or 7 parties on the PCT during our day, most of whom were through hikers including one British bloke. All good. After the PCT departed our company we took a right turn and began up toward the peak. There was a snow field, perhaps half a mile in length in all. Hikers do not have to cross the snow, the more direct way is on the right side of the snow. We crossed at a minimum distance, perhaps 2/3 of the way up the snowfield. A false peak was passed on the right, and we made the summit. As the photo of the headwall shows, trail finding is a bit difficult. Probably the only reason I didn't give this a 5 star rating was due to trail finding. The trail was easier to find on the way down obviously. One photo is from the summit. Great views, breezy, and a great lunch spot. A fun hike, a bit of a slog the last 1/2 mile, but it was nice to summit. If you want to go the the actual summit, a rope is probably necessary as the summit rock outcropping appears to be a low level 5th class climb.

hiking
Mon Jun 25 2018

Amazing Views, No Trail to the top though, make up your own trail from the little pond on PCT to the top ridge where you will find a trail. Probably the best way is to follow the route listed as closely as possible, we did on the way up but not on the way down and that was a mistake that had us rock scrambling a lot.

Sun Jun 04 2017

Did not take trail but instead climbed up the side of the mountain with crampons and ice axe in spring snow conditions. Very similar in steepness to Misery Hill in Shasta. Great views from the top. Some glissades on the way down. Consider roping up and bring your rock climbing gear if you want to safely make it to the highest rock.

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