Red Lake

Red Lake Trail / 26E212

From Sand Flats in the Red Mountain OHV, a left takes to toward Strawberry Lake, West Lake and Mirror Lake. A right takes you here, to Red Lake ( and on to Coyote Lake for those that push further).

Red Lake is and easy-er trail than Mirror Lake or Coyote Lake, but it is still not an easy trail by any means. Thick forest, large rock gardens and a few optional extra difficult lines along Red Lake Trail keep it exciting.

The reward you receive for completing this trial is the awesome sight of this high mountain lake, some amazing camping, swimming and great fishing at Red Lake.

Trail start coordinates

At Sand Flat, at the end of Forrest route 8S42;

  • 37.20056, -119.13766

Trail end coordinates

At Red Lake and the Start of Coyote Lake Trail;

  • 37.19371, -119.10852

Red Lake Trail is a seasonal trail.

Red Lake Trail is typically open from June 15th to November 1st of each year.

For current trail and fire restriction information, check with the High Sierra Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest. (559) 855-5355