Summit Lake, Big Elk Lake, and Spirit Lake is a 28.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Somes Bar, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
28.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5,902 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked from Shackleford TH to Summit Lake. Nice hike through mainly forest and a few smaller meadows. 4/5 because this is regularly used open range and there are lots of cow patties and plenty of horse poop.