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Soda Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

7.1 mile 11.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,747' 837 m
Descent: -526' -160 m
High: 10,764' 3,281 m
Low: 8,024' 2,446 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 46% (25°)

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Trail shared by Gary Rennie

Enjoy a moderate meander through a canyon until a climb up to Little Claire and Forester Lakes.

Gary Rennie

Features Commonly Backpacked · Lake · River/Creek · Views

There's a seasonal road closure to Mineral King.

Description

This is an enjoyable alternative to Lost Canyon Trail if you are looking for a slightly longer Mineral King loop. Moderate elevation gain is to be expected until one mile before Little Claire Lake. There's nice camping at Little Claire and Forester Lakes. Continue to Rattlesnake to complete the loop over Franklin Pass. Pay attention to footprints at Forester Lake, as the trail takes a hard right that was unmarked, but fairly easy to follow.

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Oct 7, 2017
Gary Rennie
7mi — 4h 00m
Oct 7, 2017
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  4.5 from 2 votes

#9

in Mineral King

#6489

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#9

in Mineral King

#646

in California

#6,489

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Intersection of Soda Creek and Rattlesnake Trails.
Oct 19, 2017 near Three R…, CA

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