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lake beaches

lake wildflowers
Wildflowers in mid summer. White sand beaches, created from decomposed granite, on opposite side of lake. Take a picnic lunch & make a hike of it. This place is perfect for a half day hike if you happen to be camping at Red Lake.

sierra maps eastern sierra granite views
Hike up the forested, granite slopes to the taller peaks & see the amazing views. All the way across the Mono Divide, way over to the Eastern Sierra, the Mammoth Mountain range.

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terrain: Pristine small lake with pines trees & granite backdrop

Central Sierra California
Fresno County
Sierra National Forest

Off of Highway 168
beyond Red Lake @ end of Road #8S10

signs 4x4

alpine lakes

area activities:

  • Hiking
  • Horseback
  • Camping
  • Backpacking
  • OHV Trails
  • Fishing

jeep routes
Red Mountain Trail is real rough. Maintained by local 4WD clubs. Maybe a lifted &/or locked 4WD would be the better choice. This road should be taken by only experienced off-roaders!


  • Red Lake
  • Strawberry Lake
  • West Lake
  • Shaver Lake
  • Huntington Lake
  • description:

    Bluer than blue! Western Sierra lake that is not easy to reach, but with a 4WD vehicle, horseback or backpacking in on foot, it is a prime lake destination. Good fishing, decent hiking & great camping. It takes determination to access this special place, so you may as well spend a couple of days here. The first lake you reach will be Red Lake, very nice. But just keep on going another 2 miles up, fore real seclusion. Winter weather can snow as early as October, and by December the dirt road is usually closed for the season.

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