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Recommended Routes in Lakes Basin - 1

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Favorite Sierra Buttes from the summit of Mount Elwell
Difficult

Mt. Elwell loop

7.2 mi 11.5 km 1,856' Up 565.63 m Up 1,857' Down 566.1 m Down

Clio, CA

Lakes Basin Hiking

  • 44 Miles 72 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 10 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 7 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Lakes Basin - 16

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3.8 mi 6.1 km #1Upper Mills Peak Trail
Intermediate
Portola, CA
Intermediate
Portola, CA
4.5 mi 7.2 km #2Smith Creek Trail
Difficult
Clio, CA
Difficult
Clio, CA
4.9 mi 7.8 km #3Mt. Elwell Trail
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #4Bear Lakes Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
2.8 mi 4.5 km #5Smith Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #6Jamison Creek Trail (11E13)
Intermediate/Difficult
Clio, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Clio, CA
1.6 mi 2.7 km #7Long Lake Trail
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #8Jamison Lake Trail (11E13A)
Difficult
Clio, CA
Difficult
Clio, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #9Mt. Washington Trail (11E12)
Difficult
Clio, CA
Difficult
Clio, CA
2.4 mi 3.8 km #10Round Lake Trail
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA

Photos of Lakes Basin - 11

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Sierra Buttes from the summit of Mount Elwell
Jan 25, 2018 near Clio, CA
Mills Peak Lookout
Sep 12, 2017 near Clio, CA
View of Rock Lake from the southern shore
Jun 18, 2018 near Clio, CA
Mount Elwell from Long Lake
Jan 25, 2018 near Clio, CA
Mount Elwell from near Silver Lake
Jan 25, 2018 near Clio, CA
Helgramite Lake
Jan 25, 2018 near Clio, CA
Beautiful alpine terrain on the Long Lake Trail.
Oct 24, 2017 near Clio, CA
Lakes basin from near Mills Peak.
Sep 12, 2017 near Clio, CA
Grass Lake with Mt. Washington in the background
Jun 18, 2018 near Clio, CA
Snow plant
Jun 18, 2018 near Clio, CA
We suspect that the mountain lion who visited us in the middle of the night was looking for this gal!
Jun 18, 2018 near Clio, CA