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Loch Leven Lakes Intermediate

Loch Leven Lakes

Elevation Change: 1,070 feet (5,680 feet to 6,850 feet)

Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced

Trail Length:

1.1 miles to the railroad tracks

2.5 miles to Lower Loch Leven and the Salmon Lake trail turn

2.8 miles to Middle Loch Leven

3 miles to the Cherry Point trail turn

3.6 miles to Upper Loch Leven

7.2 miles total length out and back

8:00am carpool arrangements at Sunsplash park and ride

9:45am estimated arrival at trailhead

5:00pm estimated return back to Roseville

Trailhead: T
I-80 eastbound
EXIT Big Bend (Historic Route 40) and follow to the left (east) about 1/4 mile.
PARK just past the fire station on the left.
A restroom is available at the trailhead.

Please bring:

- Plenty of water, snacks, and food (we will eat lunch and linger at Middle Loch Leven Lake)

- Appropriate clothing and shoes

- Mosquito repellent

- Sunscreen and hat

- Bathing Suit (for a swim at middle Loch Leven Lake)


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  • Sherry

    Sure wish we were hiking there today. Thanks Shannon!

    August 16, 2014

  • Jeffrey D.

    Thanks for all your hard work Shannon

    August 12, 2014

  • Linh

    Thank you for another amazing hike and not to mention the ride, Shannon! Thank you for always being so incredibly awesome about reminding us how lucky we are to be with nature and how we should take care of it!
    Thank you for sharing your day with me, Shannon, Rowena, and Bert! I had such fun in the car with everyone!
    You were right, Shannon-the peach pie was amazing!

    August 11, 2014

  • Joanne H.

    Shannon - As usual a well organized hike. I always appreciate your comments on being kind to the enviornment and your attention to ensuring that all have a pleasant, safe trip. THANK YOU!

    August 11, 2014

  • Jean W

    Thanks, Shannon & Bert. Awesome hike, as usual, and enjoyed Roxie, esp when she was swimming! Good group; great way to spend a beautiful summer's day!

    August 11, 2014

  • Kathleen C.

    It was fun. Thank you Shannon for planning this great hikes. Thank you Sam for driving. I really appreciate it.

    August 11, 2014

  • Sam O.

    I needed this hike too. I had a great time and had a car full of nice people. Thanks also to Susan, Marsha and Kathleen

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • Sam O.

    Great hike-thank you Shannon

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • Bryan

    Thank you Shannon and Bert for making this such a fun hike. I really enjoyed this one!

    August 10, 2014

  • Jon

    Ohhh, I needed this, oh how I needed this. Thank you Shannon and Bert!

    August 10, 2014

  • Vince M

    Nice swim! Fun time.

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • Dee D.

    Great day!!!

    August 10, 2014

  • Marsha R

    Love this hike. Thank you Shannon for making it happen. Another thank you out to Sam who was my driver. Nice meeting everyone.

    August 10, 2014

  • Charlotte

    Nice people good hike.

    August 10, 2014

  • Charlotte

    Nice people good hike.

    August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Shannon! Missed your group. You definitely have the biggest following. Bringing my 2 dogs as usual. :-)
    P.s. Do you still have my trekking poles?

    August 8, 2014

    • Shannon B 👣

      Yes, thanks for the reminder. I just put them in my car.

      August 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm so sorry! I'm not going to make it! I wish I could!

      August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry! Not going to make it!

    August 10, 2014

  • Daniel

    Will meet you at the trailhead.

    August 10, 2014

  • Susan T.

    Where do we meet at sunsplash, because Im in the parking lot but don't see anyone here.

    August 10, 2014

  • Mary

    Sorry Shannon. Can't make it today

    August 10, 2014

  • chris k.

    have fun Shannon...Our 12 mile hike turned into a 17 mile hike to Freel Peak yesterday so will stay closer to home..

    August 10, 2014

  • EB

    Sorry can't make it. Have fun

    August 10, 2014

  • Arthur L. T

    Hello everyone, i just checked the online weather forecasts for nearby cities and Channel 13 news, there is a CHANCE of dry ligthing after 2:00pm. You all should be good to go in the morning and midday tomorrow if you still want to. I am not going.

    August 9, 2014

  • Mary

    Do we decide on carpools at sunsplash at 8:00 AM?

    August 9, 2014

  • Michelle A

    Sorry to back out (work issues)... Have fun everyone!

    August 9, 2014

  • Jeffrey D.

    Also hoping that me plus one can catch a ride too. Still space in that van?

    August 9, 2014

  • Jeffrey D.

    If anyone else is going from Davis I'd be happy to carpool from Davis to the Roseville meetup spot.

    August 8, 2014

    • Heather

      OK -- I'll be in a gray Honda Civic hatchback.

      August 9, 2014

    • Jeffrey D.

      Great. I'm hoping once we get to the meetup spot in Sac we can catch rides. I'm just moved to the area and don't know my way around these parts very well.

      August 9, 2014

  • Susan T.

    Anyone willing to let me carpool with them from Sunsplash to the trail head?

    August 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am coming from Placerville via the 50 to Folsom/Auburn to meet up at Sunsplash. I have a van that seats 7. Let me know if you need a ride there.

    1 · August 8, 2014

    • Susan T.

      I need a ride to the trail, can meet you at sunsplash :)

      August 9, 2014

  • Jon

    My friend and I will meet you all at the trailhead.

    August 9, 2014

  • Charlotte

    I'll meet everyone at the trail head.

    August 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What time are we meeting at the lakes trailhead?

    August 8, 2014

  • Arthur L. T

    I can check the HOURLY weather forecast for Sunday for you all.

    1 · August 8, 2014

  • Shannon B 👣

    I added a wait list.

    August 7, 2014

  • Florrie

    We'll meet everyone at TH by 9:45. Thanks!

    August 7, 2014

  • Laura C.

    Driving up from Folsom. Have room for 2 people who can meet us in Folsom.

    August 7, 2014

    • Laura C.

      Near Folsom HS

      August 7, 2014

    • Maria

      That should work.. Let me know where and at what time..thanks for the offer

      August 7, 2014

  • Eric T

    Shannon... no wait list?

    August 7, 2014

  • Sherry

    I forgot to add myself to this hike.
    Can I be on the wait list or does someone have an extra plus?

    August 6, 2014

  • Lito.

    I new boss put me in schedule this coming Sunday:(. I will miss this hike :(.

    August 4, 2014

  • Marsha R

    Missed you, looking forward to seeing you Gladys.

    July 30, 2014

  • Gladys C.

    Hello you all, I just got back from a 6 weeks trip visiting national parks. glad to be back, to hot sacramento. ready to hike in California. I will see you all then.

    1 · July 29, 2014

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