Summit Lake Trail
ElevationAscent: 200' 61 m
Descent: -52' -16 m
High: 7,460' 2,274 m
Low: 7,271' 2,216 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“An inviting hike through meadows and forests on the way to a small alpine lake.”— Eric Ashley
From there it follows the gradual contours of the slope. There are two small creek crossings, separated by a low granite ridge. Past this point the trail wanders through a beautiful meadow that produces plenty of wildflowers from spring to late-summer.
Just past three-quarters of a mile the Warren Lake Trail intersects to the north. Up ahead, a bald ridge ushers hikers into an attractive forest and soon to the south corner of Summit Lake.
Camping is available around the lake.
Land Manager: USFS - Tahoe National Forest Office