Winnemucca Lake Loop

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Winnemucca Lake Loop is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kirkwood, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
964 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

skiing

snowshoeing

walking

lake

views

wildlife

This is an easy single day Snowshoe or cross country Ski trail. Park at the snow park on the South side of Hwy 88. There is also a parking area just down that street that can access the trail but you'll need to cross the hwy. You will need a Snow park pass at either parking location. You'll enjoy views of all three lakes in this loop. Great views!

hiking
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8/5/17 Hike
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Amazing views going in, the trail at the snow park (left on trail map) is easier, the other end of the loop will take you to a steeper route, quite a workout. The last mile or so going back is on a forest route, not as pleasant, but good incline.

snowshoeing
6 months ago

I love snow shoeing this loop. It's a simple day hike that is good to get warmed up for harder hikes.
You will come to Frog Lake which is more of a pond but still a cool lake to see frozen.
Lake Winnemucca is always a nice lake to stop for lunch and also cool to see during the winter months.
Just a little off the trail you will com to Woods Lake, a breath taking lake with the high cliffs behind it.