Foothill Conservancy, CalWild and Sierra Forest Legacy invite members of the public to join us in hiking to the Granite and Hidden Lakes on Sunday October 15. This area is a potential addition to the Mokelumne Wilderness. The Forest Service is preparing to revise the Eldorado National Forest plan, which will determine future management and protection of this area.
This hike is adjacent to beautiful Silver Lake and scenic Highway 88 in Amador County and is an easy to moderate six-mile roundtrip hike starting at 7,300 feet elevation. We will hike on a well-maintained trail for three miles, past Granite Lake to Hidden Lake at 7,800 feet elevation (a total elevation gain of 500 feet). There will be great views of Silver Lake and Thunder Mountain, plus some fall color.
Advanced registration is required for the hike. After you register, the Conservancy will send you detailed instructions to the trailhead. Hikers should bring their own water, food, and hiking gear.
For more information and to register, contact Amanda Nelson, Foothill Conservancy, at Amanda@foothillconservancy.org or call 209-223-3508 weekdays.