Hole In The Ground Trail
ElevationAscent: 817' 249 m
Descent: -1,220' -372 m
High: 8,053' 2,454 m
Low: 7,143' 2,177 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
Current trail conditions
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“Amazing views and alpine lakes.”— Jco25 Colby
The trail then descends among large granite features. At the 5.5 mile point from the trailhead, there is an option to take a trail on the left to Sand Ridge Lake, a 1/4 mile connector well worth the view.
After continuing on Hole In The Ground, you'll cross a forest service road and at the 10 mile mark, there is another connector to the right providing access to Lower Lola Montez Lake which is 1/10 of a mile off the trail.
After this, the trail quickly descends on loose, rocky terrain with large step-downs built from railroad ties. At the bottom of this section make a left on a gravel road and follow it for approximately 1 mile to another short section of trail leading to Sheritt lane, a paved road.
In order to return to your starting point, you'll have to travel just under 5 miles on road. Take a right on Sheritt, you'll end up at a fire station where you have the option to park and shuttle or continue to Donner Pass road to return 5 miles to Boreal Ski Resort.
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Land Manager: USFS - Tahoe National Forest Office