Pacific Crest Trail: CA Section 24

CA 88 to US 50: Start at the headwaters of the Truckee River and get an early glimpse at Lake Tahoe before winding through lush canyons on this 12.5-mile section.
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CA 88 to US 50: Start at the headwaters of the Truckee River and get an early glimpse at Lake Tahoe before winding through lush canyons on this 12.5-mile section.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 20.2

Waypoints

PCT607

Location: 38.6945991516113, -119.989280700684

Carson Pass @ Carson Pass Ranger station; station has bathrooms but no water; trail continues W @ second carson pass parking lot

PCT608

Location: 38.704517364502, -120.003486633301

pond

PCT609

Location: 38.7207679748535, -120.011901855469

Backcountry hut

PCT610

Location: 38.7220993041992, -120.012031555176

L @ Y Round Lake trail

PCT611

Location: 38.7316017150879, -120.02124786377

Unnamed lake

PCT612

Location: 38.7407989501953, -120.033897399902

Showers Lake

PCT613

Location: 38.7527008056641, -120.051635742188

Staright @ Schneider's Cow Camp junction

PCT614

Location: 38.7692832946777, -120.048736572266

Straight @ Sayles Canyon trail

PCT615

Location: 38.7795486450195, -120.051750183105

Keep R @ junction

PCT616

Location: 38.7980499267578, -120.035835266113

Bridge over creek leading into Benwood Meadow

PCT617

Location: 38.8017349243164, -120.032348632812

L @ intersection by Benwood Meadow

PCT618

Location: 38.8113670349121, -120.033668518066

Road 1N03 @ Nebelhorn near Echo Summit; keep following the road N through parking area; hit trailtread @ marked sign about 400 yards N

PCT619

Location: 38.8171157836914, -120.035568237305

Trail junction

PCT620

Location: 38.8227653503418, -120.039764404297

Cross CA 50

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