26E212 - Red Lake Trail

4.9/5 (24 reviews)
A high mountain lake hidden at the end of this rock crawling 4x4 trail makes for a killer end-of-trail reward and an even better camping location. Rock gardens, dense forest, a few short stretches of easy trail and, of course, Red Lake, make up Red Lake Trail. This is one of many 4x4 trails in th... Read More
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Highlights of 26E212 - Red Lake Trail

Altitude Category Icon Altitude
Camping Category Icon Camping
Forest Category Icon Forest
Overland Category Icon Overland
Rock Category Icon Rock
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Water Category Icon Water
Highest Elevation
9038 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
06/15 - 11/01
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
26E212
Nearest Town
Shaver Lake
Nearest Services
Shaver Lake
Management Agency
Sierra National Forest
District
High Sierra Ranger District

Overview

A high mountain lake hidden at the end of this rock crawling 4x4 trail makes for a killer end-of-trail reward and an even better camping location. Rock gardens, dense forest, a few short stretches of easy trail and, of course, Red Lake, make up Red Lake Trail. This is one of many 4x4 trails in the Red Mountain OHV network in the Sierra National Forest, northeast of Shaver Lake and Southeast of Huntington Lake. Red Lake Trail is one of the "easier" trails in this area, when compared to Mirror Lake Trail and Coyote Lake Trail , but do not underestimate Red Lake. While easier, it is not "easy", and still a challenge to reach the Lake at the end.

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14 Waypoints
44 Trail Photos
4 Trail Concerns
24 Community Reviews
1 Video
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