Pacific Crest Trail: CA Section 23

EBBETTS PASS to CA 88: Pass through an ancient volcanic kiln of rugged knobs and lava streams now-framed with willows, peaceful meadows, and early-summer snow fields in the Mokelumne Wilderness. This is a moderately-challenging 23.6-mile leg.
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EBBETTS PASS to CA 88: Pass through an ancient volcanic kiln of rugged knobs and lava streams now-framed with willows, peaceful meadows, and early-summer snow fields in the Mokelumne Wilderness. This is a moderately-challenging 23.6-mile leg.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 38.0

Waypoints

PCT587

Location: 38.5460166931152, -119.811431884766

Cross CA 4 near Ebbetts Pass

PCT588

Location: 38.5558013916016, -119.828536987305

Kinney Lakes

PCT589

Location: 38.5930328369141, -119.821029663086

Saddle bridging Eagle Creek and Pennsylvania Creek drainages

PCT590

Location: 38.6080513000488, -119.81729888916

Saddle between Pennsylvania Creek and Raymond Canyon Creek

PCT591

Location: 38.6168518066406, -119.831520080566

Straight @ Raymond Lake trail

PCT592

Location: 38.6171836853027, -119.83683013916

Raymond Lake outlet creek

PCT593

Location: 38.6214981079102, -119.845764160156

Stay straight @ saddle with Wet Meadows TH spur

PCT594

Location: 38.6076011657715, -119.875152587891

Cross dirt road

PCT595

Location: 38.6061515808106, -119.876831054688

Cross a better dirt road

PCT596

Location: 38.6061172485352, -119.886215209961

Lily Pad Lake

PCT597

Location: 38.6212005615234, -119.906768798828

Tamarack TH spur going L; stay straight unless you want to visit the large Lower Blue Lake

PCT598

Location: 38.6245002746582, -119.908683776855

Cross paved Blue Lakes Road which leads to the very popular Blue Llakes campgrounds

PCT599

Location: 38.63818359375, -119.929397583008

Saddle SE of The Nipple; a very nice place to relax amongst the Mule's Ears and views down towards the large Blue Lakes

PCT600

Location: 38.6473007202148, -119.952186584473

Hiking among the large trees in this area, cross the Lost Lakes spur road; great car camping at the Lost Lakes a few hundred feet E

PCT601

Location: 38.6605339050293, -119.96257019043

Cross dirt road

PCT602

Location: 38.6602325439453, -119.967132568359

Summit City Canyon trail on the Forestdale Divide

PCT603

Location: 38.667049407959, -119.974700927734

Straight @ unnmaed trail junction

PCT604

Location: 38.6695175170898, -119.975685119629

Cross fork of Forestdale Creek

PCT605

Location: 38.6806983947754, -119.981254577637

E side of Elephants Back can harbor dangerous late season snow

PCT606

Location: 38.6850318908691, -119.987182617188

Spur to Winnemucca Lake; stay on the now, very wide trail going N past Frog Lake

PCT607

Location: 38.6945991516113, -119.989280700684

Carson Pass @ CA 88 Ranger station;

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