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  Hwy. 88 to N. Yosemite TrailPhoto Guides - Alpine Lake / Elephant Rock Lake Trail    


  Sunlight briefly illuminates Rock Lake, a break from intense afternoon storm clouds

  Stanislaus National Forest / Carson - Iceberg Wilderness  (Off Highway 4 Area)

  (Also see this photo at: Flickr) or see a different Extra Large photo from this trail in the Gallery

 * Alpine Lake / Elephant Rock Lake TrailThis TrailPhoto Guide is now available

 * Roundtrip trail distance = 10.3 miles.     Difficulty = Strenuous.     Scenic value = 9 / 10.

 * Guide contains 14 color photos, plus maps.  Acquire this Guide at


Lots of woods, lots of lakes and ponds, a few meadows, and even an old timey cabin still standing along this trail bring a variety of interest.  Somewhat of a long loop, it's less an exploration of high mountain peaks than a jaunt through other features of a forested wilderness.  This is a good trail to take from a basecamp at Alpine Lake, and it reflects the subtle charms of the lands on the western side of Ebbetts Pass.  The lakes and ponds are spread out enough to keep bringing expectations of another resting place and trailside attraction along the way, and occasionally, granite peaks appear for good measure.


Approximate Location of TrailPhoto above, on Rock Lake:







                        A Few More Photo Samples from this Trail:


      Early in the trail, the path along a crest above the valley with Duck Lake below




   A craggy little rock plug juts out of the surrounding granite, sporting its hardy trees


To preview or acquire this TrailPhoto Guide, complete with all the color photos and their mapped locations, area and topo maps, directions, and the trail guide text, please visit  (This TrailPhoto Guide is now available at the Scribd website to preview, or acquire for $1.50).

Or, view a free, complete TrailPhoto Guide Sample at first. This sample includes a TrailPhoto Guide to the Eagle Lake Trail in the Lake Tahoe Region (Other TrailPhoto Guides are also available with free preview pages and for purchase from MapSnaps at


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