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Swimming & Waterplay: California > Plumas National Forest > Mt. Hough Ranger District

Quick Facts

Gold Lake/Granite Gap Trailhead

Elevation: 5,800 Feet (1808.0 Meters)

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General Description

The Silver Lake/ Granite Gap Trailhead is located approximately 10 miles west of Quincy at an elevation of 5,800 feet. This trailhead provides access to the Gold Lake Trail and the Granite Gap Trail.

Directions from Quincy: Travel wet on Bucks Lake Road for 9.2 miles, then through Meadow Valley. Turn right on graveled road (24N29X.) Note Silver Lake sign and proceed 6.4 miles to campground and lake.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round (NOTE: The recommended season is Summer and Fall.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Gold Lake/Granite Gap Trailhead
ICON Camping Camping is available on the Gold Lake and the Granite Gap trails.
ICON Hiking & Walking The Gold Lake Trail and the Granite Gap Trail are accessible from this trailhead.
ICON Swimming & Waterplay Swimming is available from the Gold Lake and the Granite Gap trails.
ICON Viewing Scenery Mt. Hough Ranger District
ICON Viewing Wildlife Mt. Hough Ranger District

Related Activities
Gold Lake Trail - The Gold Lake Trail is an easy 1.5 mile trail at an elevation of 5,800 feet. Swimming and fishing are available at the lake, but campsites are limited.

Granite Gap Trail - The Granite Gap Trail is an easy 0.9 mile trail at an elevation of 5,800 feet. This trail is steep and accesses Mud Lake, Rock Lake and the Pacific Crest Trail, where Granite Gap terminates.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Mt. Hough Ranger District, 39696 State Highway 70 , Quincy, CA, 95971, Phone: 530-283-0555


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