Taylor Lake Trailhead


Area Status: Unreachable
  

Trailhead is a paved parking area with vault toilet.  Trail has been graded and improved to provide wheelchair access to Taylor Lake

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 3/27/2024 This trailhead is likely unreachable until late spring due to snow.
Operated By: US Forest Service

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Activities

Day Hiking

About 1.5 miles south of Etna Summit is the turn off for Forest Service Road 41N18 to the Taylor Lake Trailhead at 6400'. The trail to the lake is an easy walk. It has been designed to accommodate families with young children, elderly less-mobile visitors and those physically challenged. Wheelchairs are permitted in the wilderness; those with wider tires are recommended as the trail surface is packed earth and the gradient is 1% to 2%. Taylor Lake is heavily used. Fishing for eastern brook trout is best early and late in the season. There is a lateral trail that connects with the PCT.
Fire Information A current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire. Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit. Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Backpacking

About 1.5 miles south of Etna Summit is the turn off for Forest Service Road 41N18 to the Taylor Lake Trailhead at 6400'. The trail to the lake is an easy walk and is heavily used. There is a lateral trail east of the lake that connects with the PCT and heads south into the Russian Wilderness and north over Etna Summit into the Marble Mountains Wilderness.
Fire Information A current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire. Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit. Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.3679

  Longitude : 
-122.9744