Enchanted Pools Easy Hike

Bring rain gear, and waterproof boots, and a change of footwear for the drive back.

Difficulty: Easy but off trail most of the way over bare granite with water crossings


Distance: 5 miles, 500 ft elevation gain, option to go to Umpah and Twin Lakes


Map: Desolation Wilderness Map available from the forest service.


Trail Head: Wrights Lake Twin Lakes Trail. Go up US 50 to Wrights Lake Road, turn left. Turn right at intersection going to campground. Continue to the end. Be there at 9:15 to 9:30.

This series of waterfalls is one of the most beautiful in the area. It is well known but not on any trail. It is great for swimming later in the season, but now is the time to see it in all its glory. There is one slippery rock crossing and one log crossing but they are easy. I may elect to lead a group of 12 cross country 1000 ft elevation gain to Umpah Lake and Twin Lakes and descend on the Twin Lakes Trail. Since a permit is required to go beyond the main waterfall if more than 12 wish to go further we will go by order of sign up.

Parking at the trail head is limited so carpooling is necessary.

Pay driver $4:00 per hour. I think it's 3 hrs round trip.

Parking is free.

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  • Janelle

    What an awesome day!!! Robyn is a great leader!!!

    May 19, 2013

  • Janet P

    Such a beautiful, wonderful, awesome day!

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Waiting list to Mt. Ralston prior to this opening. Next time!

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    About an hour prior to notification, the waiting list opened for Mt. Ralston hike. Hopefully next time.

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I forgot.

    May 18, 2013

  • Carolyn G.

    Sorry. Other plans came up.

    May 17, 2013

  • Mary Margaret H.

    Didn't think I would be added so made other plans.

    May 17, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Sorry, can't make it after all :( See you on another trial soon Robyn

    May 17, 2013

  • Sandra W

    My guest will not be able to make this hike, but I will still be there!

    May 16, 2013

  • Robyn S.

    I'm going to watch a The Anderson Family Bluegrass Band at Hog Wild BBQ in Placerville after the hike, and can take 3 carpoolers who are interested in going with me.
    http://www.hogwildbbqca.com/

    May 15, 2013

    • Robyn S.

      I don't know Diane. I don't usually put a cap on play time. I'm guessing 2-3 he's max.

      May 16, 2013

    • Diane R

      Thank you, Robyn. I will need to pass on the BBQ this time. Going to Tommy Ts for some comedy, afterwards and need to get back into town, after the hike.

      May 16, 2013

  • Marsha

    I can take 4 more in my van...But I am not doing the extra hike or staying after to listen to music...

    May 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Marsha, I would like to go with you. Thanks. Adie

      1 · May 16, 2013

  • Jeanette A

    Would like to know if anyone has room for two people in their car?

    May 15, 2013

    • Joan K.

      I, would have room for two people in my car.

      May 15, 2013

    • Sandra W

      Joan, may I ride with you? I am not sure if my + 1 is coming, but I will know by Thursday. Sandra

      May 15, 2013

  • Marsha

    Hey Robyn - The 12 spots are for the cross country hike correct? The rest of us on the waiting list can come if not doing that portion?? Thx!

    May 15, 2013

  • Robyn S.

    If your not positive you can keep your RSVP, please allow someone else time to make plans to attend this event.

    May 14, 2013

  • Mary Margaret H.

    I'm on the wait list. Please add guest with me if I'm added.
    Thanks

    May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No. I'll be working that day. Boo hoo! This would be fun otherwise.

    May 5, 2013

  • Jeanette A

    Prefer this one!

    May 4, 2013

  • Jeanette A

    This hike would be my first choice. On the waiting list.

    May 4, 2013

  • Julia M.

    I see there are only twelve spots, I am rsvp'd, is it okay to bring my fiance if we don't go further than the main falls? Btb, so far this is my favorite hike. It's awesome!

    May 4, 2013

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