Penner Lake from Carr Lake hike and swim

http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip/1793274

6 miles total 3 each way

Penner is a GREAT swimming lake! Bring your swim clothes.

A high clearance vehicle is recommended. Although I have seen sedans make it, there are a lot of potholes, rocks, and bumps.

8:00am carpool arrangements at Sunsplash park and ride
1000am estimated arrival at the trailhead
4:30pm estimated arrival back at Roseville

Directions to trailhead:

I-80 eastbound
Exit Hwy 20 westbound
Go four miles on Hwy 20
Go north on Bowman Lake Road
To reach Carr Lake, travel 8.4 miles on Bowman Lake Road and turn east.(right)

Go 2.7 miles on this dirt road
After traveling 2 miles the road forks.
Stay right toward Carr Lake (.7 mile)
Dirt parking lot

 

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  • Bp

    Great hike, thank you for letting me join you. I posted some pictures i took as well. :)

    August 6

  • Dave S.

    Excellent hike. Great people. Thanks, Shannon.

    August 4

  • Brooke

    Beautiful hike , friendly folks :-)

    August 3

  • Brooke

    Beautiful hike , friendly folks :-)

    August 3

  • Tom Collins ?.

    Great hike. I love swimming hikes, and am glad I was able to make it.

    August 2

  • Eric T

    Perfect day Shannon.. good group... thanks so much

    August 2

  • Don

    Great hike, Shannon. Thank you very much.

    August 2

  • Tom Collins ?.

    By the way, I have a high clearance vehicle if anyone needs a ride

    August 2

  • Tom Collins ?.

    I'm running a little late I may be one or two minutes late please wait

    August 2

  • Jean

    Not feeling well. Darn. Have fun!

    August 2

  • marbar

    I will meet the group at the TH.

    August 1

  • Don

    Coming from Reno. Will meet at the trail head.

    August 1

  • Kathleen C.

    I had to cancel. I realized I had double booked myself. I had volunteered to help with a community clean up, so I will be doing that in the morning.

    August 1

  • Amanda H.

    Sorry for canceling had a family thing come up :(

    August 1

  • Curt

    I have an SUV if anyone needs a ride from Sunsplash. Its just me and the dog so room for 3 or 4 plus another dog if its friendly.

    July 31

    • Sushma S.

      That sounds great. I will be at Sunsplash at 0800.

      August 1

  • Robin Stewart G.

    Does anyone want to carpool from Folsom? I have a Subaru that holds 4 people including the driver.

    August 1

    • Robin Stewart G.

      100 Taunton Way, Folsom 95630. 7:30 at the latest, please.

      August 1

    • Brooke

      C u then . I will send msg with my cell

      August 1

  • Kathleen C.

    See you at Sunsplash. I would like a ride, please.

    August 1

  • Daphne

    I really want to do this hike but I have to work on Saturday. Maybe next time.

    July 31

  • Eric T

    Shannon, I live in Nevada City now, and will meet you at the Carr Lake parking. What is your eta?

    July 31

    • Shannon B

      1000am estimated arrival at the trailhead

      July 31

  • Sherry

    I RSVP'd and Celesti still has a +1.

    July 31

  • Jennifer F.

    Is it possible to carpool/ride with someone? Also, are dogs allowed? (Small dacshund

    July 31

  • Eric T

    anyone need/want to car pool from Grass Valley/Nevada City.

    July 31

  • Brooke

    How far is it from Sunsplash?

    July 29

    • Shannon B

      About 1.25 to the beginning of the dirt road and another .5 on the dirt road.

      July 30

  • Richard S.

    I was just there a week ago. One of the most beautiful lakes of the Sierra -and the water is relatively warm! A circumnavigation of the lake takes about an hour and has great vistas. I had no problem with my 2WD RAV4.

    1 · July 27

    • Amanda H.

      I drove my Jetta to Codfish Falls trail .... Do you know that road? If so, is it about the same?

      July 30

    • Shannon B

      A little worse and a little longer.

      July 30

  • Amy

    1) *Estimated* time back at Park and Ride?
    2) Dogs ok?

    July 30

  • Richard S.

    The road is very rutted wit large rocks but navigable with care by a rav4 or Subaru. Parking can be a problem.

    July 30

  • Amanda H.

    Has anyone been to Codfish Falls trail.... Is the road to this trail about the same in roughness? Thank you :)

    July 30

  • carolyn m.

    Please let me know how you rate this hike in difficulty.

    July 28

  • Ann W.

    Sounds good, how tough is the hike?

    July 27

  • Fernanda F.

    any chance I can get a ride from Sunsplash park n' ride? I got an Prius that would never make it to the trail head.

    July 27

  • Tom Collins ?.

    I love swimming hikes. However, my schedule is so erratic, that I won't know until later this week if I can really go.

    July 27

  • Daphne

    I love this area, but my minivan is not great for the unlaced portion. Can I get a ride with someone? Is anyone else coming from Davis?

    July 22

  • Lito.

    Cousin birthday at San Francisco. Next time :(

    July 21

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