Wrights Lake to Grouse Lake

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Wrights Lake to Grouse Lake is a 4.3 mile out and back trail located near Kyburz, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.3 miles
1200 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly








Bring a kayak and travel the labyrinth of waterways behind Wrights Lake or take a picnic to Smith, Grouse or Twin Lakes Ample lakes and trails surrounding Wrights Lake make for nearly endless outdoor activities. Trail hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and star gazing are some of the most popular. Day hikes can be coupled with kayaking and overnight wilderness camping. Twin Lakes is wide open and it's a perfect spot to watch meteor showers (e.g. the annual "perseids"). In the spring, roughly March through May, snow melts in the high country and creates majestic waterfalls throughout this region. There's even a few unmapped waterfalls in this particular area that you may be able to find if you ask around. Note that this guide takes you only up to the junction where you can elect to follow marked trails to Twin Lakes, Grouse Lake or even Smith Lake. Twin Lakes is easiest while Grouse and Smith Lakes are considerably more strenuous. Thank you, as always, to Pollock Pines based ISP DSLWest who allows me to work on these guides during slow periods at work. Enjoy your Alpine Lakes!

9 months ago

9 months ago

It's totally worth it !

9 months ago

9 months ago

It's a bit of a hike up, but an easy one back down.

10 months ago

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

hike up to Grouse to see beautiful Brook trout in a small high sierra lake. Gorgeous! vista's are stunning.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Wonderful Hike! Some spots over granite maybe difficult to follow.