Twin Lake and Meadow Lake Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Twin Lake and Meadow Lake Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Markleeville, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.1 miles
643 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash





mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

paddle sports

scenic driving

trail running






wild flowers




washed out

4x4 Road from Lower Blue Lake to Meadow Lake that is great for hiking/biking or off road driving. Features day use areas at Twin Lake. Meadow Lake has no facilities. Surrounding area is pristine mountain peaks with forest, abundant wild flowers and native Sierra mushrooms. Road is subject to closures for weather damage and snow.

off road driving
3 months ago

Beautiful back country dirt road. I used to camp between meadow lake and twin lake as a kid and it's still as beautiful as ever. Meadow lake has leeches. Just FYI. not sure about Twin lake. Theres a few more lakes up in the mountains that are between the blue lakes and twin lake.

off road driving
4 months ago

Was there on 7/28/2018. Trail was open by this time. Twin Lake and Meadow Lake are beautiful little lake. A short 1/4 mile to get to Meadow Lake from the end of the 4x4 trail.

- John

off road driving
5 months ago

The 4x4 road to Meadow Lake was closed off so we didn’t get to try it out. The other trail has big boulders in the path. Definitely need a lift for proper clearance. Beautiful area though! Lots of families fishing and swimming. Looks like tons of fun for that!

scenic driving
9 months ago

Drove it and fished the lakes with my Dad on a camping trip. The only time I was and will ever be in the area. Beautiful area....

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Nice easy hike, can also driven or mountain biked easily depending on weather.