26E213 - Coyote Lake Trail

5/5 (20 reviews)
Shaver Lake, California (Fresno County)
Last Updated: 09/03/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

A high mountain lake hidden at the end of the Red Lake 4x4 Trail is, literally, only the beginning. Coyote Lake Trail is a challenging, rock crawling 4x4 trail that runs from Red Lake to Coyote Lake. Rock crawling, swimming, fishing, camping and lake side relaxation in the high mountains of the Sierra National Forest make for one of the most rewarding 1.7 miles you can run. This is one of many 4x4 trails in the Red Mountain off-road trail network in the Sierra National Forest, northeast of Shaver Lake and Southeast of Huntington Lake. Rock obstacles, dense forest, and two lakes make Coyote Lake Trail a prime destination for the seasoned wheeler looking to get off the grid.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Coyote Lake Trail is open 06/15-11/01 each year, but this is subject to extended closures / delayed openings. Forest Service Trail Status You must first run Red Lake Trail to reach the start of Coyote Lake Trail. In comparison, Coyote Lake Trail is more difficult than Red Lake. Coyote Lake Trail starts with a serious rock obstacle Gate Keeper and does not let up for its entire 1.7 mile length. Large boulders and tight squeezes around trees are continuous through out this trail. The more substantial obstacles are included in the waypoints below, but be prepared for continuous crawling until you reach the camping area at Coyote Lake.

Trail Reviews

5/5 (20 reviews)
G. Martin
Official Crew
60000
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/03/2022

Still one of my favorite trails!
Trail Review: 26E213 - Coyote Lake Trail - G. Martin
G. Martin
Official Crew
60000
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/18/2022

Opened on time this year 👍
Trail Review: 26E213 - Coyote Lake Trail - G. Martin
Trail Review: 26E213 - Coyote Lake Trail - G. Martin
G. Martin
Official Crew
60000
Status: Open
Visited: 06/15/2022

open
G. Martin
Official Crew
60000
Status: Open
Visited: 09/15/2021

The Forest Service will end the regional closure order affecting this trail at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 15.
G. Martin
Official Crew
60000
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 08/31/2021

The Forest Service has temporary closed all of the National Forests in California. This closure will is from Aug. 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. through September 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

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