The Crabtree Trailhead splits off and takes you to Chewing Gum Lake and a few other destinations, but I can't remember them right now. Serenity and beautiful views. Drive up Crabtree Road past Aspen Meadow Pack Station and the past turnoff to Crabtree Camp, keeping your sights on Gianelli's Cabin as your destination. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, camping, and backpacking. Please obtain a free wilderness permit online ahead of time. The weather was pretty nice the day I went, clear sky, comfortable temperature. That was … The trail is well maintained and easy to follow. This is a really nice, isolated canyon with a meadow, some lovely tarns, and a … Ground clearance is key, my car sits too low to safely make it up. Had to park down by the paved road and hike to the trail head. Does anyone know if the roads to this trail are open due to Corona virus? We hiked from the Crabtree trailhead through Grouse Lake and made it all the way to Deer lake. Beautiful views and the trail was well maintained. If you want to know where others have camped, look for old fire pits. The trail head itself is bunch of parking squeezed into the forest, so when you start seeing cars randomly parked, you've arrived. Beautiful views. Most SUVs should be able to handle Forest Rte 4N34 without much issue. … While backpacking we climbed up nearby ridge and Jennifer got very good cell service. it was more quiet Saturday night because some bigger groups packed up to make camp Saturday night at Y Meadow Lake. Wonderful flowers along the way and great hike. Ben 2 years, 2 months ago Gem Lake. Drive along this road for about 30 minutes, following signs that point towards Crabtree Trailhead (7,200 ft). Great hike! Chewing Gum Lake itself was crowded. From the valley containing Chewing Gum Lake we headed up a medium-sized hill will great views of the chimneys across the valley. It is required you do it online, because in-person permits are closed due to COVID. Chewing gum lake was very pretty with no crowds (weekeday). The rare trail marker points the way to Chewing Gum Lake. Would definitely come back. In mid-October the skies were cleared from smoke, water is cold, no mosquitos or bears to bother us. Last 3 miles is down a fireroad from another trail. Location: 38.2022362, -119.8444748. Happy hiking! We kept going to the end, and ran into a group that was camping in some trees which had a big dog which barked at us. On the way back from chewing gum lake we found the unmarked trail to Powell lake (another beauty). At Chewing Gum Lake we were not alone; the lake was scattered with people of all ages jumping off its rocks, swimming and sunbathing or just hanging out on air mattresses on the water. Lots of road apples but didn't see any pack animals. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Palmer Morse. Trail is in good condition and easy to follow throughout. Another nice high Sierra hike. It is actually pretty dangerous. Hiking to Chewing Gum Lake It’s fairly popular but people were respectful of giving each other space and were quiet after dark. Overnighters need a wilderness permit. A subreddit dedicated to backpacking in the wild places on earth - where … The trail to Camp Lake is pretty easy and mostly level, though it does have a short section with a steeper grade that got us huffing. This is a moderate one way trail to Chewing Gum Lake in Emigrant Wilderness. Not too much shade and mosquitos meant little rest. It’s a quick trip but there are some climbing points to get your heart rate up. Backpacked with some decent elevation. Strenuous and tiring on a very hot day. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. The lake is very beautiful, make sure you don't miss the sign post for the Chewing gum lake, some of my friends missed it and had to come back. Watch out for the potholes the last few miles but definitely drive able without 4wd. Due to the nearby forest fires as of 9/7/20 the air quality is not the greatest and there is ash falling from the sky. August 24, 2019 . It intersects with other roads/trails and the path to Gianelli trailhead was not well marked - the GPS even led us to a completely gated road initially. I was driving at 15 miles per hour. The trail wasn't too busy for a Sunday, and the there was even less people at the lake by the time we arrived around around 1:30-2pm. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Whatever you do, don't take the route that Google Maps takes you. From there I cut due East to the Buck Lakes, then south to Wood Lake (one of my new … Located adjacent to a 520-acre flood control lake, visitors can enjoy outdoor opportunities including mountain biking, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and nature study. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/stanislaus/specialplaces/?cid=stelprdb5361242&width=full We backpacked to Chewing Gum Lake to make camp, but we stopped at Powell Lake on the way. I did the whole trail within around 3 hours, not including resting at the lake for 10 min. … The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until September. Water filtration is necessary. Just 4.5 miles from a trail head, Chewing Gum Lake was easing us back into civilization. This is a difficult loop trail to No Camping in Stanislaus National Forest. If you follow Google Maps like us - you'll only be able to make it with a high clearance truck or a 4 wheel drive vehicle. One day we hiked up through Salt Lick Meadow to Wire Lakes and Long Lake. And in the end of June it was absolutely COVERED in mosquitos. We then hiked from granit lake to bear lake. You can begin this trip from the Crab Tree Trailhead or from the Gianelli Trailhead: this guide takes you from Gianelli. On the way back I hit up Powell Lake as well because it’s just a few hundred feet off the trail to Chewing Gum. The trail was excellent (footing) and scenic and easy. Passed 3 group of people on my way there, and also on my way back. We had Rock stacks to follow at first but since we were hiking across a rock surface and rock surf valley it was very difficult to stay on track ultimately scrambling to bear lake. Also, there were 2 forks in the trail that are unmarked — if not for the offline AllTrails map, I would have gotten lost. Very steep 3 miles uphill from the trailhead. Day 3 – Piute Lake to Crabtree Trailhead – 8 miles Lakes Encountered: Chewing Gum Lake, Y Meadow Lake, Deer Lake, Jewelry Lake, Gem Lake, Piute Lake & Camp Lake While hiking long distances and finding beautiful views is rewarding in itself, it’s important to take time to just lay back and give yourself the gift of enjoying your destination. The road to the trailhead is unpaved and pretty bumpy, but you do not need 4WD. Not as hard as I thought. Beautiful trail and great for beginner backpackers, with not too much elevation change, gorgeous views, and easy access to water via the lakes. Today was the day for meeting many people, dozens at least, chatting with many of them. One of the shortest routes into spectacular Emigrant Wilderness, the Burst Rock Trail puts the steepest climb at its beginning. Coming from SF, we definitely felt the elevation: 8,000-9,000'. Dogs are also able to use this trail. 3 parties camping 10-20ft from water, 2 made fires. We saw some people fishing, but no luck. Swimming was great in all 3 lakes. At 9000ft we encountered a 30 minute thunderstorm 1/2 way through the hike. We spent the night at Y Meadow Lake, surrounded by granite without … TL;DR: Gorgeous views through to Yosemite. Muddy Trail. Not many people. Alongside was marked by rocks so hikers would get lost. Clean and pristine. We decided to go for Chewing Gum Lake, which is a 4.4 mile hike, starting at 7200' and ending at 8800'. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. From Y Meadow Lake to Chewing Gum Lake and Back to the Trailhead. 227k members in the WildernessBackpacking community. This is definitely NOT 8.5 miles, I mapped 10.25 with very few detours, but making it just out to the lake and back is at least 9 miles. The frist part of the hike was where most the elevation came from. Ben 2 years, 5 months ago Crabtree B. DigitalPaysan 2 years, 7 months ago Crabtree to Gem Lake… Not as dramatic as some of the lakes in Tahoe National or Plumas National but it’s tranquil and picturesque. Just 4.5 miles from a trail head, Chewing Gum Lake was easing us back into civilization. This is a great backpacking or hiking trail. I was not disappointed. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. The views ultimately were very much worth it and it was a fun challenge. We took it home from Gianelli and it’s a wider, more established road that was gravel for a few miles and then paved. Die Route ist am besten von April bis September zugänglich. The top has amazing views, we went off the trail to find some rocks to eat lunch and look out we think as far as Yosemite. The payoff was indeed Chewing Gum lake, up at 9000 feet. UV water purification would also work fine. Our trail to Camp and Bear Lakes was 6 miles round trip. Also there is at least a 6-8 mile of dirt road that one will need to drive 10 miles an hour if in a small car. This is a moderate one way trail in Emigrant Wilderness. We went in late November this year so there were no bugs. We eventually found our way and our car (small SUV) made it, but without cell service it was a bit stressful to find the right path and get over the bumps. The downhill became a lot less exciting once you got the fireroad. we saw tents at the lake - seemed popular with backpackers. Some folks will not do well if not used to high altitude hiking. jerry mcnamara. At Chewing Gum Lake we were not alone; the lake was scattered with people of all ages jumping off its rocks, swimming and sunbathing or just hanging out on air mattresses on the water. No luck with fish, but great hike and sunrise/sunset. Right before entering Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, there will be a turn to the right with signs pointing you towards the trailhead. Picturesque alpine lake, but it was a little crowded, especially for a Tuesday, and the lake is smaller so a bit hard to get away from the noisy backpack ground on the other shore. This trail goes by Crabtree Camp, Camp Lake, Lily Lake, Piute Lake Campground, Piute Lake, Gem Lake, Jewelry Lake, No Camping, and Chewing Gum Lake. Easy on/Easy off. Home; Blog & Projects; Contact Us; Manufacturers; Showcase; Select Page Spectacular views from the two passes around 9000 feet. When we were there on a Sunday evening, there were about 4 other groups. View jerry's Recording. Other than that, non of the climbs are that steep. Challenging due to elevation, heat and mosquitos (the latter of which meant little rest). The trail is pretty straightforward. We started on Tuesday at the Crabtree trailhead. Fair mix of sun and shade on the trail. We encountered a few from 7-8pm but otherwise bugs were minimal. Still feeling good, we cruised on and took the left-hand turn into the Chewing Gum Lakes area, and rolled on into a BEAUTIFUL set of meadows with little small ponds and streams flowing through them. No snow, a little mud and trail was easy to follow. We used the Sawyer Squeeze filter, but it kind of broke, so we were grateful to have iodine tablets with us too. Itinerary: I started from the Crabtree trailhead at about 5am Saturday morning, hiked northeast to Chewing Gum Lake (breakfast), across Whiteside Meadow, over a ridge and down to Salt Lick Meadow, then out to Long Lake (lunch), where I explored an off-trail route down to Deer Lake. Scenery was good, but not spectacular. Don’t forget to download your map area before you set out! October 4, 2012 February 13, 2014 / Tara Taft / Leave a comment. Really quite impossible to enjoy with all the mosquitos at trailhead and at camp. I do want to mention about driving to the trailhead. Be prepared for any weather. Would definitely recommend this for any family looking for a challenging yet doable hike/camp trip. The night before, I had my loadout … I do not recommend the Y Meadow to Chewing gum lake portion to anyone that is not in fit state. These can also be reached from the Crabtree Trailhead. Granite Dome to Ridge Lake and Iceland Lake, Gianelli Trail to Chewing Gum Lake, Leopold Lake, Deer Lake and Gem Lake, Bear Lake and Grouse Lake via Emigrant Wilderness Loop, Aspen Meadow Road, Crabtree Camp and Buck Lakes Loop, Emigrant Wilderness and Sachse Monument Loop. All and all it was a great hike. I thought google directed me via 4N47 (the preferred one) but the last couple miles before reaching the trailhead was still poor road quality. Just 4.5 miles from a trail head, Chewing Gum Lake was easing us back into civilization. Wildflowers, gorgeous alpine trees, and awesome views. there was a little snow. Mosquitoes were not bad when we were there. Otherwise, had a lovely hike and even a quick nap at the lake. I noticed that most reviews here and in other places spoke about backpacking this route, and so I was a little concerned that this would not be a viable day hike. Did this hike on July 7 with our two dogs, with side trips to Powell Lake for swimming. Bring plenty of water and snacks or a lunch to fuel up. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/stanislaus/specialplaces/?cid=stelprdb5361242&width=full. Once again, the group campsite was taken, so we each found our own nook among the rocks … https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/stanislaus/specialplaces/?cid=stelprdb5361242&width=full We were not. It is very doable as a day hike - took us about 2 hours each way (including short water breaks in between), carrying a light day pack. The top third peak has amazing views again and lots of places in rocks to chill. (805) 639-9222 elliots2007@gmail.com. High elevation. You can get by with 1 liter of water per person (a nalgene) and refill at Powell if needed before getting to Chewing Gum. We made this a 2 night trip, but you can definitely just stay 1 night if you're time restricted. You can definitely feel the elevation throughout the whole hike but the views were GREAT and the lake was so refreshing! The top chunk has a lot of mosquitos right now and can't be fully appreciated. Due to elevation and heat it was a challenge. On the second day we would hike down to Y Meadow Lake loop around to Chewing Gum Lake and then take an unmaintained trail back to the Crabtree trailhead. As the name suggests, it was surrounded by granite walls and spotted with flowers. Length 17.7 miElevation gain 3264 ftRoute type Out & back Google maps was accurate for directions to the trailhead. The climbs from the trailhead and out of Chewing Gum are longish but not very steep, and overall it's a pretty easy hike. We got our free wilderness permit online ahead of time. Wear deet. We ended up flagging down a pickup that offered us a lift in the back to the trailhead which was appreciated as it was getting late. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and backpacking and is best used from April until September. To make a longer hike, we went towards Y meadow for an extra 4 miles (RT). Not well marked in many areas. I’d definitely do it again or backpack there. You have lots of options, from in the woods, in the open, by the lake. Would have rated 5 stars if I had seen a waterfall (or a bear) as well :-). Not being 100% sure we were doing this trip, we did only one week of training with loaded packs. This way! Bring lots of water. Much better experience. Once we arrived at bear lake and found the trail it was quite easy to get back to the car a mellow hike down. Only caution is that it gets very hot this time of year (Aug) and we ran out of water towards the end of the hike, so be well prepped. If planning a day trip don’t expect a 4.25 hour hike unless you’re trail running. Follow those signs rather than Google Map's suggestion of a U-Turn and going on 4N34. We took Crabtree Rd off Hwy 108 (9 miles, a mix of paved and gravel). From the ridge the trail descends down to the Powell Lake Basin – look for a use trail to the North side of the trail to descend further to the lake. Gianelli Trail to Chewing Gum Lake is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pinecrest, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. So a large vehicle: truck or SUV would be more beneficial. There was plenty of space around the lake to isolate from other groups. At Chewing Gum Lake, mosquitoes were not a problem. it's got great scenary with a lot of different landscapes. I enjoyed the fact that it is not well marked. Probably too busy of a trail/lake for this gal. Trail is not well marked, so can easily get lost. Once again, the group campsite was taken, so we each found our own nook among the rocks of this hilly … Fantastic lake and a great day hike. Powell Lake is about 2.5 miles from the trailhead, and an unmarked .25 mile detour, but you can glimpse the lake from the main train. Amazing trail, great views has ample shade. This hike was very long. We skirted around the barking dog group … Randy Hollinger. Chewing Gum Lake from Crabtree TH is a 13.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pinecrest, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The mileage wasn't much at 14 miles in all and about a 1500 foot gain each day but the off trail portion was sure to seem more than a 1500 foot gain. Spectacular trail. Trail is dog-friendly with few sharp rocky sections. We cut through to Gem lake to get to Deer Lake. Much, much easier. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Narrow trail winds its way through the Lake Valley meadow towards Chewing Gum Lake. The journey to y meadow lake was beautiful then we went to granite lake which if it weren't for the rock stacks might have been a little more difficult. I think a bit earlier when it's colder may be better for the trail. Chewing Gum Lake Trailhead. August 11, 2020. It looks like well travelled since there are tons of footprints, thus one cannot get lost. We were a little faked out by this marshy pond … Chewing Gum Lake from Crabtree TH ist ein 13.1 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Pinecrest, Kalifornien. At Chewing Gum Lake we were not alone; the lake was scattered with people of all ages jumping off its rocks, swimming and sunbathing or just hanging out on air mattresses on the water. This is where the hike became challenging. We camped at a smaller lake just south of Chewing Gum on Saturday night and had the area to ourselves. Gem Lake via Crabtree Trailhead is a 17.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pinecrest, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. From this trailhead, most people take the level route to Camp Lake and Bear Lake. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. The views will not disssapont! Chewing Gum Lake is another nice destination for those looking for a moderate dayhike(3.4miles). The lake is anywhere between 3-4 miles from the trailhead. Deer Lake is amazing and has some big rocks and an island in the middle of the lake. Great trail - tough to get to the trailhead. However, we have the small lake to ourselves and it is quite pleasant. Little dust and no insects. The destination is worth the work, but it’s definitely A LOT of work to get there. This adds to the adventure and I think why it is not as heavily traveled. I felt a few around the lake at dusk and evening, but we made camp further back in the trees, and we were not bothered at all. Take 4N47 by following the forest service signs for the trail head. Lots of climbing. Length 13.1 miElevation gain 2627 ftRoute type Loop ... Day 4: Leopold Lake to Crabtree Trailhead We started this day early because we knew we had a long way to go. You can reach Chewing Gum Lake from the Crabtree trailhead without going to quite such high elevations but I don't know whether that trail is still snow-covered. Er führt entlang eines Sees, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. The road out there is poorly kept gravel and VERY rocky for about 4 miles, it was pretty difficult for a small car to traverse it (but doable with some patience). Long Way to Long Lake – Emigrant Wilderness: Stanislaus National Forest. Chewing Gum is another ~2.5 miles from Powell Lake. To reach the trailhead, make your way south from the Ranger Station and turn left onto Crabtree Rd. The only water option along the way is Powell Lake (about 1/2 way to Chewing Gum Lake) plan accordingly. Take 4N47. I swam at Powell Lake and would say swimming is better there than Chewing Gum Lake. Crabtree Trail to Bear Lake is a 8.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mi Wuk Village, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. Our longest day was one of our easiest, as the 7 miles of trail wandered and wound through meadows of wildflowers: blue lupine, red Indian paintbrush and yellow monkey flowers. Location: 38.2014542, -119.8445206. Beyond that, your guess is as good as anyone's else. If you go in Spring or Summer be ready to battle mosquitoes. Google maps takes you right by the ski resort, and the road is blocked there, so take Crabtree Rd, then N4D47 for the trailhead. Rangers need to patrol chewing gum lake better. Users have reported that Google/Apple Maps will attempt to route you along 4N34, but we recommend taking 4N47 by following the forest service signs for the trail head instead. Chewing Gum Lake from Crabtree TH ist ein 13.1 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Pinecrest, Kalifornien. Trail is in great condition. Although its rocky benches are ideal for picnics and loafing, early-season campers will want to retreat up the forested slopes for some relief from mosquitoes. Otherwise, wasn’t too crowded for a Saturday with maybe 6-7 groups. No good options to refill water until you get to the lake. Lake Crabtree County Park ABOUT THE PARK. Didn't stick around long as a small thunder shower snuck up. We had a dog with us, so we opted to do a there and back around the north side, and that was ~6 miles round trip from Chewing Gum. The only sign marker for 4N34 is right at the beginning when you peel off from the resort parking. 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