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Union Rock Lake Trail

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A popular car camping destination with lots to offer for the backpacker as well.


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1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Point to Point

7,004' 2,135 m

High

6,890' 2,100 m

Low

148' 45 m

Up

95' 29 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Wildflowers

Family Friendly An easy trail with the possibility to go kayaking, fishing, swimming, and exploring the many other trails in the area.

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There are lots of hunters out here so be mindful.

Description

This easy trail runs from Union Reservoir to Elephant Rock Lake where you have your choice of what to do next. We came out here on a whim during a rare storm in 2014 and didn't know what to expect really. There is a popular car-camping spot at Union Reservoir, but Elephant Rock Lake was a relatively small lake. Elephant Rock itself looks like a fun climb, but we were not able to climb to the top because of the rain and lack of gear.

I definitely want to come back here at some point and explore the area further as there seem to be a number of trails to explore and a great opportunity for a variety of activities ranging from hiking to climbing to fishing to camping.

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Willie Virgen

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Oct 9, 2019 near Pioneer, CA

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Jul 24, 2020
Faadhil Moheed
Did not do this trail but excellent camping. Also did ~5mile Woodchuck Basin trail that is not on the map