Round Lake Trail

Area Status: Open

The Round Lake trail is 2 1/4 miles long. It begins at Grouse Ridge Trail and ends at Carr-Feely Campground. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding

At a Glance

Restrictions: Difficulty Level: Most Difficult Use level. Heavy 

General Information


Trail Access:  This trail can be accessed at its west end by taking Bowman Road north from Highway 20.  Then turn east at the Lindsey Lake, Feeley Lake, Carr Lake sign.  Follow the signs to Carr Lake and park.  Continue on by foot to Feeley Lake where the trail begins.

At its eastern edge the Round Lake Trail comes off the Grouse Ridge Trail. 

General Notes:

Topo Maps: English Mtn., Graniteville 

Trail description: Round Lake Trail extend east from Feeley Lake to the Grouse Ridge Trail, passing Island, Long, Round, and Milk Lakes.  There are several excellent campsites near Island Lake, a picturesque lake surrounded by rock knolls and scattered patches of timber.  Several rocky islands give the name to this, the largest of the lakes in the group.  Summer visitors often swim to these islands to enjoy the sun and the scenery.

Milk Lake, a deep, blue lake, has campsites near the east and west ends.  The south shore is steep, rising sharply to the ridge where Grouse Ridge Campground is located.

Pack all your trash home with you when you leave.  Keep a clean camp-do not attract animals to your site.

For More Information: Tahoe National Forest

Yuba River Ranger District - South

631 Coyote Street

Nevada City, CA 95959

530-265-4531 (voice)

530-478-6118 (TDD)


Day Hiking

Horse Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
2 1/4 miles

  Elevation : 
6720 feet - 7200 feet