Placerville, CA 95667
- 1 mile
- 30-45 mins
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 7500 feet
- Elevation Range:
- 7500 feet to 7600 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 100 feet
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Map + Directions
Turn south off Highway 88 at the north end of Silver Lake near the spillway by the Kit Carson Lodge sign (Use extreme caution! The road is very narrow and heavily traveled). Where the road forks, go left. Trailhead parking is located at the end of the road. The trail ascends and crosses Squaw Creek on a wooden bridge. Approximately one-half mile beyond the bridge is a junction. The right fork will take you to Plasse's and the left fork will take you to Granite Lake. At the southeast end of the lake you will find the trail to Hidden Lake. After traveling about three-quarters of a mile, the trail will fork. The left fork will take you to Hidden Lake and the right fork travels to Plasse's. The trail from Hidden Lake, down to Plasse's, then up to Granite Lake and back to Hidden Lake is a nice 5.3 mile loop.