Serpent Lake Trail 19

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

About 3.5 miles from the Alamitos Trailhead a spur trail takes a side trip to Serpent Lake.  The trail climbs steeply up Jicarita Peak Ridge for another mile.  The Jicarita Peak Ridge is barren and exposed and should be avoided during bad weather.

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Information Center: For more information contact:  Camino Real Ranger District.

General Information

Directions:

This trail climbs from the Serpent Lake Trailhead located at the end of Forest Road 161 to the Jicarita Peak Ridge then descends 1,000 feet in elevation into the East Fork of the Rio Santa Barbara drainage.  The 1,000 foot drop into the drainage is steep and difficult.


General Notes:

Attractions and Considerations:

About 3.5 miles from the Alamitos Trailhead a spur trail takes a side trip to Serpent Lake.  The trail climbs steeply up Jicarita Peak Ridge for another mile.  The Jicarita Peak Ridge is barren and exposed and should be avoided during bad weather.

Recommended Season:

In the summer months the trail can be used for hiking, horseback riding. The trail is used in the winter for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Map of  Serpent Lake Trail 19


Activities


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Highlights

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
6.4 miles

  Elevation : 
10,400 feet - 10,540 feet

 



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