Lake Margaret Trail 17E46

Area Status: Open

Hiking to Lake Margaret is a moderate 2.5 mile walk that includes traversing granite slabs, forest, meadows, and crossing several streams (which may be high in springtime; use caution). The wildflowers in mid-summer and changing color of aspens in autumn are beautiful.

At a Glance

Permit Info: None. California Campfire Permit required for wood, charcoal, or gas fires. Check for seasonal fire restrictions before trip. Use existing fire rings.

Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer/Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Popular for hiking, trail is open to foot, equestrian and bicycle use. Use caution; several steep rocky areas are challenging to navigate.
Closest Towns: Kirkwood
Information Center: Call Amador Ranger District at (209) 295-4251.

General Information


The trailhead is located on the north side of Highway 88 between Kirkwood Inn and Caples Lake.

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