Challenge:
Distance: 22.71 miles
Elevation: 1,608 feet

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Blue Lakes Out ROAD MAP 38.751483, -119.941897

Blue Lakes Out & Back Ride Details

Challenge:
A long and sustained 12 mile climb/descent for a total out back ride of 22.7 miles..

Trailhead:
West bound on Hwy 88 toward Carson Pass turn left on Blue Lakes Road. It’s well signed.

GPS: 38.751483, -119.941897 (Trailhead junction with Hwy 88 and Blue Lakes Road)

The Ride:
This is a popular road ride among locals as the road surface is smooth and during the weekdays or in spring and late summer months there are few cars. It is a steady long climb to the lakes, but it’s also a long steady downhill run on the return. There are two Blue Lakes: Upper and Lower. Because of its high elevation the wild flowers can be abundantly colorful in late spring. This is a popular recreation area for camping and fishing. It is closed during winter months.

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