Stony Ridge Lake, Desolation Wilderness

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 08 January 2010

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Stony Ridge Lake


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Stony Ridge Lake Guide Page

North Desolation Hiking Map

Desolation Wilderness TYT Miles and Elevations

Backpacker's Information and Updates
Post up information and insights about your backpacking experiences at and around Stony Ridge Lake in the Desolation Wilderness on this page, or jump to the trail guide for more information about how to get to and from Stony Ridge Lake on its own or as part of the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail.


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Hiking the 30 miles of the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail across the length of Desolation Wilderness is an excellent way to become accquainted with Desolation, and completes the first section of five potential sections we can break the TYT down into.

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Stony Ridge Lake is the largest and the last of the lakes in the chain of lakes between Meeks Bay and Phipps Pass on the Desolation Trail in the Desolation Wilderness.

We pass by Stony Ridge Lake early along our way towards Tuolumne Meadows on the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail. Or it can be a destination in itself.

Questions? Comments? Have you done a nice loop through here? Do you want to? Post information here or below through the "comments" link about your favorite backpacking trips in to visit the fine string of lakes up towards Phipps Pass. 

Backpacking to Stony Ridge Lake, Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe 

Looking North from the Southwest side of Stony Ridge Lake, Desolation Wilderness, on the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail.

From the end of Stony Ridge Lake we have a 400 foot climb up nice switchbacks to Rubicon Lake, and then another 800 feet of climbing above Rubicon Lake to reach Phipps Pass.

Though we will pass through an amazing variety of terrains, only 1.13 miles separate the South Side of Stony Ridge Lake from Phipps Pass.

Excellent camping sites abound around all of the lakes from Lake Genevieve to Stony Ridge Lake.


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Stony Ridge Lake

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Miles and Elevations


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Have a good trip to or through Stony Ridge Lake? 

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