Swamp Lake

A high mountain trail featuring some fantastic fishing.

Total Miles
14.4

Elevation

2919.08 ft

Duration

7 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Summer/Fall

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Trail Overview

Difficulty

Difficult. Large, challenging boulders and steep climbs. Muddy in places. Snow possible in early summer. Recommend modified vehicles with high ground clearance and differential lockers. For experienced drivers only. Don't go alone.

Technical Rating

7

Access Description

From Highway 168 in Shaver Lake, take Dinkey Creek Road east 11.8 miles and turn right on McKinley Grove Road just before Dinkey Creek. Go 2.3 miles and turn left on Big Fir Road 10S13 at sign for Swamp Lake and Hatch Lake. Go another 3.0 miles and turn left at wide intersection on 10S66. Bear left again after another 1.2 miles on 10S31. You'll see gate for 'Swamp Route' on right in another 0.8 miles.