Silver Lake to Spanish Peak Trail

HARD 8 reviews
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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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.4 miles
1,522 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running




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....

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

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.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015