Ralston Lake via Pacific Crest Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Ralston Lake via Pacific Crest Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Echo Lake, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
961 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

no shade

backpacking
3 months ago

Very kid friendly hike to a beautiful destination. Excellent way to bring the young ones out with their own backpacks as the hike is fairly short. Reduce the distance by taking the water taxi from Echo Lake Chalet and enjoy the 2 mile hike in. Incredible views and great camp sites options. At the end of the trip, hike the whole trail back to the Echo trail head as the backpacks will be lighter and trail is mostly downhill.

backpacking
3 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, August 21, 2012