To the north on Carson Pass (Highway 88) are many more wonderful day hikes. The Gianelli Trailead- when I first started fly fishing the Emigrant Wilderness, I would hear stores of the big brook trout one could find off the Gianelli Cabin Trailhead. To the east you can look down on Leavitt Lake while to the west lies Kennedy drive east from Strawberry to the Herring Creek Road turnoff on your right. Crabtree Camp Trail takes you to Gem Lake. After weighing our backpacks and taking some happy pre-hike pictures we were off. and then follows the crest south. Middle Camp Road. will see abandoned equipment along the side of the trail. Keep an eye out for hawks nesting in the trees. It offers a much higher starting point than the nearby trailheads of Crabtree(7100ft) and Bell Meadows(6500ft). Follow the road, the side of the Stanislaus River. Ebbetts Pass to the north offers even more interesting day hikes. 16 miles; Partial off trail Pictures Desolation Wilderness, as most know, is hardly Desolated so I’m always looking for places that may not get too much foot traffic. to Eagle Meadow Road on your right. Once across the dam follow the Camp, Gianelli Cabin (Burst Rock), Bell Mead-ow, Waterhouse Lake, Coyote Meadow (Cooper Pocket), and Cherry Lake. It makes a great picnic spot, swimming hole, and fishing General Camping Information . From the summit of Burst Rock you get a spectacular vista looking back down the Stanislaus River canyon toward Pinecrest. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors. A short 2.5-3 hour drive from our place in Oakland, it's a great spot for a quick single day or overnight climbing excursion. The road meets the For anyone coming up Highway 108 Hmmm tough choice I’m think, July 26 & 27, 2008 - Emigrant Wilderness - Crabtree to Granite Lake Another attempt at a partial off-trail trip and in a place that is becoming very familiar....Emigrant Wilderness. Trip Logistics      When - July  16– 17, 2016      Desolation Wilderness – Echo Lakes to Waca Lake      Total Elevation Gain – Approx 1000 ft.      Total Mileage – Approx. wide trail carved out of the mountainside when the Relief Dam was being constructed in the early 1900s. Going counter-clockwise beginning at the Day Use Area, Not too bad. A visit to the Trail of the Ancient Dwarfs is best coupled with a view of The parking area is seven-tenths of a mile from Highway 108. Gianelli Cabin trailhead is down a half-mile or so of bumpy dirt road. It usually opens in late June or early July, depending on how quickly the snow melts. Most of the way you are close to the Clark 4-mile loop of the lake anywhere you please and set out in either direction. The route this time was a bit less ambitious than the last time but definitely an adventure. You My mission is to familiarize you with the many places to see within the Stanislaus and appreciate the beauty of the Forest. (805) 639-9222 elliots2007@gmail.com. The Kennedy Meadows trailhead is located on the west side of the Sonora Pass and provides access to the Emigrant Wilderness Area from the north. The Columns of the Giants Trail is located next to difficult to follow. Most of the hike follows the edge of Leavitt Meadow before climbing about 500' over a ridge and dropping could hike out just 3 miles or make it a full day trip, going 5 or more. As you pass the leftover ruins of an old cabin, imagine miners drawing horse and wagon overt this steep and spectacular landscape. Gianelli Cabin Trailhead (8,560 feet). The hiking trails shown below Wilderness permits are required only for overnight stays, not for day hikes. 10. The Burst Rock trail from the Gianelli Cabin trailhead takes you on the route of the old emigrant trail used during the Gold Rush years. Emigrants in 1852-54 brought their wagons over the top of Burst Rock and followed the ridges down to Dodge Ridge and then Pinecrest. Walking Stay on the trails and avoid the shortcuts between switchbacks. Gianelli Cabin Trailhead. Start at the Fraser Flat Road trailhead. first mile is an easy stroll through a meadow where some episodes of Michael Landon's television series Little Home; Blog & Projects; Contact Us; Manufacturers; Showcase; Select Page Ridge Road and drive one-third mile to the road on your right leading to Camp Gold. Cross over on the trail to respect property owners' rights. 108 Brochures are available in Road 2.5 miles down to the river. Drive out to Gianelli Cabin trailhead or Crabtree Camp. It goes about 2.8 miles up to where The weather was great and to be honest, the mosquitos were not that bad, the snow was easy to deal with and it was a good trip just to get away. destination. Climb the unnamed, well-maintained dirt trail toward Burst Rock, gaining 600 feet over about a mile and a half. Gianelli Cabin to Powell Lake The Burst Rock Trail from the Gianelli Cabin trailhead takes you to Powell Lake via the old emigrant trail used during California’s Gold Rush years. Long stretch of rocks in the middle. (Note: Trail Link asks that you register to use their free website). Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. The trail is best done in late summer when snow has left the trail and wildflowers are in bloom. Gianelli Cabin is a very popular summer time trailhead in the Emigrant Wilderness. Gianelli Cabin to Powell Lake The Burst Rock Trail from the Gianelli Cabin trailhead takes you to Powell Lake via the old emigrant trail used during California’s Gold Rush years. Follow it to the paved road (Herring On the second day we would hike down to Y Meadow Lake loop around to Chewing Gum Lake and then take an unmaintained trail back to the Crabtree trailhead. How to Pack for the Weather in Mi-Wuk Village. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. I couldn’t find many trip reports about this lake and what was the best way to get there. the Pinecrest Y. Sonora Pass day hikes are spread over trails across the mountains. This shaded, forest hike takes you from Iceberg Meadow (the end of the Clark Fork Road) up the Clark Fork. In places the trail may pass through private property, so be sure to stay The trail traverses the flank of Leavitt Peak (11,569'), the highest mountain in the vicinity, House on the Prairie were filmed. Lake. Coming from the East, take Route 108 over Sonora Pass. Continuing up the Clark Fork The trail from Gianelli's Cabin climbs 500 feet along the ridge to Burst Rock (9,100') where you will find great views of the Stanislaus River watershed to the north. This trail starts at the Gianelli Cabin parking area near a kiosk which includes a large sign with the words 'Gianelli Cabin.' From Pinecrest Lake near the Marina follow the lake trail toward the dam. Part of the trail follows the historic Sonora and Mono Wagon Road. Trail of the Gargoyles The trail is quite clear and there are some good climbs (the trailhead is at about 8580 feet and there are multiple hills, the highest point reaching ~9200 feet). National Forest calls Trail of the Gargoyles. Many of the backpacking Specifically- Powell Lake and Granite Lake were supposed to produce large fish. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. The trail Graham Corral Horse Camp. Pass through the campground to the bridge across If you're curious about the optimal time to travel to Mi-Wuk Village, we've compiled some relevant weather stats to help you plan your getaway: The hottest months are typically July and August, while December and January are the coldest months; Average rainfall is 36.22 inches in a year Group size is limited to 15 people and 25 head of stock. An alternative return route could take you past Secret Lake, adding only about a half mile to The resort offers rustic cabins, bunk rooms, a supply store, a restaurant, a saloon, hot showers for rent, free public rest rooms, and they also operate a large pack station (horses/mules). It is for the adventurous who have good directional skills and carry maps and Gianelli Cabin Trail Sketches . at the east end of the lake. Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. For more information about this hike, see Trail Link We stopped an, When – June 14 – 15, 2014 Tahoe National Forest – Sugar Pine State Park to Lost Lake – Trail Elevation gain from Sugar Pine to Lost Lake – approx. The trail divides here, one going along the north rim, the other to the south. Since Waca Lake was a bit further from the trail I chose that as our weekend destination. dirt road. Pinecrest. The emigrants The trail leaves from the parking area and follows the The High Sierra Camp Loop is a 46.6 mile hike with 2,380 feet elevation gain. shelters. This 1.5-mile trail takes you to strangely shaped volcanic rock formations which the Stanislaus I was leading this trip as part of my local Sierra Club backpacking group. Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on weather conditions. Shortcutting erodes the A footbridge takes you over the South Fork of the Stanislaus, hardly more than a creek there. Merrill Springs Road toward Hull Creek and Clavey River. The trail from Gianelli Cabin Trailhead to Chewing Gum Lake is a great trail for both beginner and intermediate hikers and backpackers. Powell Lake, Emigrant Wilderness. Follow the Fraser Flat the Pigeon Flat Campground about 1.5 miles east of Dardanelles Resort. loop. vistas both east and west. Great way to see the Sierra Nevadas without dealing with the Yosemite crowds. The hike to Chewing Gum Lake is a beautiful day trip, offering great views, easy trails, and several lakes. the summit of Burst Rock you get a spectacular vista looking back down the Stanislaus River canyon toward All pages; Before page 39; After page 39; Search this forum only Getting to the trailhead is easy, just the last 8 miles or so are on gravel/dirt roads. To reach the On this trip, I was joined by Justin who is new to hiking on the light side. Round Trip, it would be about 9 miles. Going this direction, you’ll hit Kennedy Meadows first, then Pinecrest, where you’ll turn off for west-side trailheads, including Crabtree, Bell Meadow and Gianelli Cabin. While the hiking trail continues The map is well worth the price because you reach the top of that stiff ascent, you can walk for miles along the contours of the Sierra crest enjoying To reach the trailhead, take the parking area. From explore connecting roads to other places. The trail begins at Kennedy Meadow. Roosevelt Lake and its sister Lane Lake make an enjoyable 3-mile day-hike destination on the east side of Sonora Pass. After 2.5 miles you reach the junction to the Boulder Creek trail. old railroad routes guarantee an easy grade. We first found the Gianelli Edges mentioned in the Climbers Guide to the Sonora Pass Highway. This popular summer time trail is located just a few miles east of Dodge Ridge Ski Area and Lake Pinecrest. At an elevation of 6,600 feet, the half-mile trail the trail skirts the southern edge of the lake, passing scattered summer homes. it connects with Old Strawberry Road. To reach it take the Fraser Flat turnoff from Highway 108 Drive about 15 miles east of Pinecrest on Hwy. Fork, giving you many opportunities to stop and fish. As you pass the leftover ruins of an old cabin, imagine miners drawing horse and wagon overt this steep and spectacular landscape. It's popular camping and swimming spot. The Forest Service does not give the trail an official name, but users typically call it "Burst Rock Trail." Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. For more information, see Ancient Trees under Natural Wonders. The Pinecrest EcoTrek takes you from the entrance to Pinecrest Campground on a paved trail In less than a mile watch for the Our dog Kipper likes to crawl under trees for some shade. the hike. have someone pick you up there or, after getting a cold drink at the Strawberry Store, turn around and retrace the road to the start of the trail. Watch on your right for an unmarked Another bridge and another steep climb takes you the trail register box. Gianelli Cabin was built by A. G. Gianelli back in the early 1900s. A map of the EcoTrek trail can be Camping Camping in the wilds is … Look for a sign marking the West Side Rail side of the lake. The trail is located near the mountain areas of Pinecrest and Mi-Wuk, and is on a popular backpack trail. From the Pinecrest Road turn onto the Dodge The Trees State Park, around scenic Lake Alpine, and along the Sierra crest from Ebbetts Pass. Located 63 miles west-northwest of Bishop California. The This 9-mile trail traces the route of the old West Side Lumber Company's railroad line. For those with a little extra time, visit the nearby beaver pond and follow the old, no-longer-maintained, hiking trail up to a gushing waterfall along a fork of the West Walker River. compass or a GPS. I was happy my buddy Denise was driving us in her giant truck. trips listed here also make good day hikes. You can see remnants of the old cabin in the meadow. along the hillside high above the reservoir, you can turn onto a use-trail and follow it out to the dam. Gianelli Trailhead to Y Meadow Lake, Leopold Lake: if you don't want to use the Crabtree Cabin entry point, this one is actually a bit easier, in that the trails are not as steep. This trail provides a gentle 4.7 mile climb to Lyons Reservoir following an old A restroom and day use area are now available Located only a few miles East of Dodge Ridge ski area and Lake Pinecrest it is a popular place for both dayhikes and overnights of all lengths. On the Blue Canyon Trail, you will take a 4.5-mile out-and-back trail to a couple of gorgeous lakes. For more adventure continue on the trail down the back side of Burst Rock. from Twain Harte, turn 1.1 miles after Cold Springs onto Crabtree Road. Trails lead through the famous Calaveras Big You (The Gianelli Edges can also be approached by way of a disused dirt road which starts from the main dirt road about 1/3 of a mile past - north of - the normal trailhead parking.) It is now better known as the Gianelli Cabin Trailhead leading to Burst Rock, Powell Lake and beyond. It The trail out of Crabtree was nice and after a couple of miles we hit Camp Lake. The Burst Rock trail from the Gianelli Cabin trailhead takes you on the route of the old emigrant trail used during the Gold Rush years. The information provided on this website is done so without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Its about a 3 mile hike from the trailhead parking area (Gianelli Cabin). is a fairly easy hike with only a moderate elevation gain. information about each of the 8 stops on the EcoTrek. From Echo Lake this is about an 8 mile hike with minimal elevation gain - less than 1000 feet. The Sugar Pine Railroad Trail follows the course of the old Sugar Pine Railroad that was used trails to high elevation, day-long adventures. the Strawberry Store where you can buy an ice cream before heading back. Definitely doable. Not far beyond you come to the area around the dam. Carry water. At 15 00 ft One way hike from Sugar Pine to Lost Lake – approx.. 8 miles Lost Lake – approx.. at 7500 ft Pictures -  https://www.flickr.com/gp/57882009@N02/049o92/ This was an unexpected destination. Turn onto that road Heading south from Sonora Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail you climb 1,500' in the first two miles, but once Just head out 120 toward Yosemite and pull off on the 108 toward Burst Rock/Gianelli Trailhead. The original plan was that we would drive up all the way to the trailhead (Gianelli Cabin Trailhead), and then start the hike from there. The route was the Crabtree trailhead to Bear Lake then cross country to Granite Lake. lakeshore back to the marina and around to the Day Use Area. This trip would start out at the Crabtree trailhead close to the site of my first outing of the FY08 backpacking season. Emigrant Wilderness – Gianelli Cabin trailhead to Toejam Lake – 07/11 – 07/12/09 On July 11 and 12th a group of six adventures headed out to Toejam Lake about an 8.5 mile hike. Washboard as hell, but there were 30-40 cars at the top, even a handful of Prius's, and a Miata. At an elevation of about 4,000' its usually Our first day and night stop. the dam and then turn left onto a trail descending along You can hike along dirt roads around the reservoir or You can pick up a pamphlet describing the trail at the Summit Ranger Station at the Y near Pinecrest. provides an easy quarter mile walk to an unusual geologic formation Turn left onto Middle Camp, but then soon afterward right again back All along the cliff's edge are wondrous formations of volcanic rock that has eroded It’s perfect for a day hike, but campsites are also available. On the Gianelli Trailhead, you can hike to Upper Wire Lake, with a lot of great scenery along the way. Station Identifier: PSLC1: Station Name: Port San Luis CA - 9412110: Network: CA_DCP: County: San Luis Obispo: State: CA: Latitude: 35.16900: Longitude:-120.75400 The weather was perfect, … To learn more, This trail, however, is tricky to reach and at times your steps back to Pinecrest. Park in the Ranger Station parking lot, pick up a free flyer from the station, and then cross Always confirm information with the service provider and check for any recent changes that may have been made. This 3-mile hike takes you to the shores of Relief Reservoir. Justin brought along a custom made Z Pack and a Hexamid tent. to deliver timber from remote regions of the forest to sawmills. The short trail winds through the trees offering examples of Mi-Wok Indian life, from grinding stones to bark Then turn right and soon afterward left onto the Bell Meadow/Crabtree/Gianelli Cabin road. I immediately ruled out Desol, Desolation Wilderness - Echo Lakes to Waca Lake - 07/16 & 17, 2016, Lost Lake - Tahoe National Forest - June 14 & 15, 2014. The Pinecrest Lake Trail (officially the Pinecrest Lake National Recreation Trail) is one of the most popular hikes in the area. Tour. and go 6 miles where you pick up Forest Service Road 3N07. There's something for everyone on Sonora Pass. Follow the trail up to an overlook with a spectacular view of a canyon and mountains in the distance. open by late spring. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/gianelli-trail-to-chewing-gum-lake STANISLAUS R basin (Near Kennedy Meadows, north-east end of the Emigrant Wilderness Area) From the top of the pass down to the lakes. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors. Soon the trail joins a dirt road. it includes a full map of the Pinecrest vicinity, pictures of wildlife and trees found in the area, as well as (the last mile is on dirt road) to the trailhead. Every effort is made to provide accurate and up to date information, but we cannot be responsible for errors or for changes that may have occurred since publication. Park nearby and hike down the dirt road to the reservoir. Trail another 7.5 miles would deliver you to the top of Saint Mary's Pass. Follow Forest Service Road 5N24 past Niagara Creek Campground and park in turnoff near road-blocked bridge. Search titles only; Posted by Member: Separate names with a comma. turn to the left leading you to Powell Lake. onto the Confidence South Fork Road as it descends. The main trail starts with a gentle hike up to Burst Rock where the entire upper reaches of the South Fork of the Stanislaus River open up. Current Conditions: Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Access road (Gianelli Rd #4N47) to trailhead is open, but parking at the trailhead is closed due to hazard trees. While I love the online permit system for Desolation it would have been nice if it had been able to restrict the permits in that area since there was no estimated opening date and the area as far as I know did not open all summer...oh well. At first the trail may be difficult to follow, but simply watch for the orange The Trail of the Ancient Dwarfs is a half-mile walk through a forest of trail, but it is a steep 1,200' climb and the trail is not well maintained. Today its gentle grade Begin at the parking lot next to the Leavitt Meadow Campground. Fishing is good in all the lakes. Along the way are 8 marked nature points of interest. Follow the To reach the trailhead at Gianelli Cabin From Pinecrest drive 2.8 miles up the Dodge Ridge Road. For more information, see Geologic Wonders under Natural Wonders. We hiked up to the peak above Powell Lake. Stay left when Eagle Meadow Road forks to the right. You could arrange to blazes painted on the trees. There's no camping allowed between the trail and the lake so we didn't see anyone camped out there. only a little more than a mile to the top of Burst Rock, elevation 9,100'. The mileage wasn't much at 14 miles in all and about a 1500 foot gain each day but the off trail portion was sure to seem more than a 1500 foot gain. overlooks the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River Canyon and hikers even get glimpses of Highway 108 below. contour of the ridge offering some great views of Burst Rock and then switch-backing up to the summit. the West Walker River. makes it an excellent hiking and mountain biking route. past an old P G and E building. brought their wagons over the top of Burst Rock and down the slope toward Dodge Ridge and then Pinecrest. After studying the map I bit I settled in the area to the South of Lake Aloha - Channel Lakes, American Lake and Waca Lake. You'll see more rusting Check with rangers about the suitability of conditions before setting out on any hike or other forest activity. Cross the North Fork of the Tuolumne River Then after crossing a bridge the route begins a steep climb on a up to the fishing pier at the It's another 1.5 miles farther on the road to reach Drive you can visit several lakes and climb to the top of peaks with spectacular views. From Long Barn take the North Fork Road or the Merrill Springs Road (they soon meet). Trail of the Survivors is near Pinecrest. I saw one report from someone who took a less than ideal route and spend much longer trying to find the lake than needed and another report from a family who said you could simply walk across the dam at Lake Aloha. Unbeknownst to me there had been a huge wind storm the fall previous to this trip and it had knocked down several trees in the area that we were suppose to hike. It's Great trail for beginners and intermediate hikers! I figured this all out a week before the trip and we were set on backpacking so I began to search for alternatives. Follow the trail upstream on the south side of the river. I had originally planned a trip in Desolation Wilderness on the west side of the Wilderness. purchased at the entrance station to the Pinecrest Campground for $1. Operational Hours: Access road (Gianelli Rd #4N47) to trailhead is open, but parking at the trailhead is closed due to hazard trees. ancient dwarf trees. Trails on To read about hiking ideas on Carson Pass, see Up and Over Carson Pass. and look for the Trail of the Survivors soon on your left. The Shadow of the Mi-Wok trail begins across the road from the Summit Ranger Station at visit our sister website Ebbetts Pass Adventures. Creek Road) which leads into Strawberry (about 1/4 mile of pavement). Follow it 13 miles to Gianelli's Cabin It is about a 4.5 mile hike from the trailhead to Chewing Gum Lake. Follow it 6 miles with spectacular views of basalt columns, reminiscent of the Devil's Postpile. which soon becomes a gravel road, 8 miles to Gianelli Cabin parking area. are among the best to be found in the Sonora Pass region, ranging from easy quarter mile nature The hike to Herring Creek Reservoir from the Herring Creek Campground is an easy half mile jaunt. Confidence South Fork Road off Highway 108 at Confidence. into strange shapes. section of the trail leading to the dam requires paying attention to your footing. Boulder Lake is only 1.5 miles up the equipment and an old blasting powder storage room built into the rock. the ancient Bennett Juniper as they are both near Eagle Meadow. the far end of the lake there are large, reasonably flat rocks worth venturing onto for great views back across the lake. 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