Leavitt Lake

Total Miles


2,916.65 ft


4 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Leavitt Lake is a beautiful and scenic out-and-back trail on top of Sonora Pass/Highway 108. This trail follows Leavitt Creek and takes you up the canyon with incredible views all around. The trail does have some tricky and washed-out areas as well as three creek crossings. The wildlife and nature of this trail is one of a kind. There are lots of camping areas on the trail and at the lake for you and your group. Be prepared for strong winds at times; it's usually fifty-fifty on the weather even during the summer. Hiking is plentiful in the area as there are other lakes and wilderness areas nearby as well as the Pacific Crest Trail. Be sure to stay on the main road as there are areas that are closed to motorized travel, and pack in/pack out.


This trail does have deep ruts in some spots as well as large rocks that smaller vehicles might have to drive methodically through. An experienced driver should have no problem. Full-sized trucks with campers on the back have been seen at the lake as well as sprinter vans and similar vehicles, as well as smaller SUVs and pickups. There is a possibility for snow drifts throughout the season as well as fallen trees.

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Access Description

The turnoff for Leavitt Lake is easy to miss and is kind of hidden on a blind corner. If you are coming from Highway 395, it is about 10 miles. The trail number is (32077), located on a corner of Highway 108/Sonora Pass near the Sardine Creek area.

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