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Sat, Jul 29


Emigrant Gap

Veteran Group Hike - Loch Leven Trail

Loch Leven Lakes are three very popular alpine lakes in Tahoe National Forest near Soda Springs, California. This is a very popular area for backpacking, camping, fishing, and swimming! The hike can be up to 8 miles roundtrip depending on which lake we stop at to hang out.

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Veteran Group Hike - Loch Leven Trail
Veteran Group Hike - Loch Leven Trail

Time & Location

Jul 29, 2023, 8:00 AM

Emigrant Gap, Tahoe National Forest, 49645 Hampshire Rocks Rd, Emigrant Gap, CA 95715, USA


About the event

Come join us at this awesome hike at the Loch Leven Lakes!

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Loch Leven Lakes Trail is the perfect trail for exploring high alpine scenic lakes! The route begins by leaving the South Yuba River canyon with a steady upward climb, passing through patches of pine forest, large erratic boulders and exposed sections of granite. After a small footbridge your route continues its climb through dense evergreens and away from the remaining noise of I-80.   All three lakes are gorgeous for a day hike or an overnight trip. Fishing, picnicking, swimming, and exploring along the lake shore are fun at any of the three lakes. The trail can be difficult to follow in places, especially as it follows the bare granite rock sections. It is a good idea to download your offline map ahead of time, especially since cell service is limited in the area.

Please bring plenty of water, snacks, trekking poles, hammock, and anything else you might need for a long hike like this. 

Hiking and being in nature will definitely boost your mood and improve your mental health! Spending quality time in the great outdoors reduces stress, calms anxiety, and can lead to a lower risk of depression. We encourage any Veterans who are joining us at one of our activities to invite and share with your Veteran friends who might need a little Comradery and some time outdoors!

We have D2R shirts or Water Bottles available for $20 donations a well! Let Casey know if you want one, Donate right through our Website and we will bring it to the hike for you.

Contact Information:

Casey White

916 416-5824

Directions to Trailhead: The trailhead is located on Hampshire Rocks Road between Exits 166 and 168 off of I-80. The trailhead parking is easy to spot – there is a wide turnout next to some restrooms on the north side of the road. The marked trail begins directly across the street from the parking area.

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