Hawkins Peak Road

Total Miles
3.2

Elevation

2938.45 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

summer, fall

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Trail Overview

Hawkins Peak Road begins as a gradual accent and is typically one vehicle wide with places to pass on this double track dirt trail. The trail gradually ascends from an elevation of 7,057 feet to 9,689 feet. There are no water crossings on this trail. Snow can be found on the East hill side of Hawkins peak as late in the season as in July. This double track trail is suited for off highway and 4WD high clearance vehicles. Not recommended for 2WD or AWD cars.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

3

Access Description

This trailhead is accessed from HWY 89 and Hwy 88, in Alpine County approximately 15 miles south of South Lake Tahoe Airport. This is a fun trail in dry weather. It starts 5 miles south of the HWY 88 at the intersection of Burnside Lake Road and Hawkins Peak Road. This trail is closed during winter due to snow pack and locked USFS gate. Some cell service was available on the T-Mobile network at the top of the mountain. Food, gas and lodging are available in South Lake Tahoe, California. Food and lodging are also available in Hope Valley, CA.