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Hiking Lake Alpine to Rock Lake, Tahoe to Yosemite Trail, Stanislaus National Forest
Hiking Lake Alpine to Rock Lake, Backpacking the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, Stanislaus National Forest.
We continue South through the Silver Valley-Highland Creek Trailhead.
Before clear trail South to Rock Lake we have to navigate the series of trail junctions defining the Duck Lake Loop.
We can hike either way around Duck Lake. The view above is from the West. Once we decide which route, and hike around Duck Lake, we have a single trail to the North Fork of the Stanislaus River.
Crossing the boulders and passing by the big campsite on the North side of the North Fork of the Stanislaus River we begin a moderate ascent the soon enters a spooky old burned zone.
In the guide I reported the route South from the North Stanislaus River to Rock Lake as degraded, composed of bits of degraded trail, unmaintained segments, and even some of the old trail degraded into route-status. (trail definitions)
These degraded conditions continue intermittently South of Rock Lake to where our trail comes to overlook Spicer Meadow Reservoir.
The trail is all good South of that point, with maybe a bit of faded conditions in Jenkins Canyon next.
Trail Guide Resources
Trail Guide Page
Hiking Lake Alpine to Rock Lake
Video and Trail Guide:
"Heavy Brush and Fallen Trees"
Topo Hiking Map
Duck Lake to Spicer Meadow Reservoir
Miles and Elevations
Lake Alpine to Saint Marys Pass
Lake Alpine, Bear Valley, and Arnold
Stanislaus National Forest
This page was created for your input, and supplemental information about the TYT between the Silver Valley Trailhead and Rock Lake.
The backpacker input below well updates the status of this segment of trail: