Summit Lake/ Mud Lake Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail can be used to access Mud Lake, Rock Lake, or Spicer Reservoir; or Sword Lake for a longer backpacking trip. Trails access the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.

Elevation: 7073 feet
Lat/long: 38.4333, -119.9692

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Permit Info: A wilderness permit is required for overnight visits to the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restroom: No
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


From the Calaveras Ranger District head east on Highway 4 for approximately 26 miles, turn right on Spicer Reservoir Road, follow Spicer Road for 7.9 miles, then slight left onto Forest Route 7N29Y. Follow this until you reach the parking area on the right, across from Summit Lake Trailhead.

Accessible to all highway-legal vehicle types.


Native surface parking area. 

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