Buck Lake

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Location Lake Tahoe, CA
Rating Difficult,
Length 2.8mi
Time 2hrs

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Overview

Hard-core side trip to small lake near top of Ellis Peak.

Add this trail to the Rubicon or drive as stand-alone. Alternate route to top of Ellis Peak is both challenging and beautiful. Quickly reached from west shore of Lake Tahoe. Difficult access to Buck Lake means good campsites are often available. Trail is open to green-sticker vehicles with large staging area just east of Waypoint 02. Thanks to the North Tahoe Trail Dusters for adopting this trail.

Rating

Difficult
Trail Ratings Defined

Moderate to Waypoint 03. Large, loose rocks above Buck Lake. Fallen trees and large rocks make side trip to Buck Lake very challenging. Steep with tight brush in places.

Stats

Length

2.8mi

Time

2hrs

High Point

8,048ft

Best Time To Go

June-November

Current Conditions

(530) 543-2600Tahoe National Forest, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Call

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