Silver Lake to Spanish Peak Trail

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Silver Lake to Spanish Peak Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Meadow Valley, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from June until November.

7.4 miles
1627 feet
Out & Back


trail running




19 days ago

trail running
Thursday, July 14, 2016

We summited from Silver Lake. What a beautiful day hike! The trail is clearly marked. Just pack a light lunch-- Quest Bars, beef jerky and WATER will suffice. Bring trekking poles. Not a must, but definitely make the descent easier.

Regarding technology.... Verizon and, believe or not, AT&T cellular coverage is obtainable at 5 to 6,000 foot level. No Pokemon-Go here!!! Please!!

The only big animals we saw were Labrador Retrievers. No "Big Cats." BTW, the Labs were service dogs. Mountain Lions tend to live in the mountains....;)

Whoop...Whoop... Keep on hiking....

Monday, June 06, 2016

Sunday, September 20, 2015

nature trips
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Made this hike several times over the years. Top of the hill is a nice part of the PCT, with views of nearby lakes, Lassen Peak, nice granite everywhere. I agree with Justin...there ARE cats here, big cats and bobcats...have never even seen a bear in this area, but there is a lot of bear they're there

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Great hike!! I've done this hike 2 times and look forward to doing it again. Trailhead is about 5-10 miles from Bucks Lake. Fairly steep at first, but levels out further up the trail. Great meadows and moss covered trees. I have seen cat prints on the trail, so be aware.