Challenge:
Distance: 11.16 miles
Elevation: 1,447 feet

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Burnside Lake MAP 38.776343, -119.918892

Burnside Lake Out & Back Ride Details

Challenge:
Gradual steady climb on a double track to the lake. Caution on the return descent as there could be oncoming motor vehicles during the summer months.

Trailhead:
Trailhead is located at the Junction of Hwy 89/88 at Pickett’s Junction. There is a visible sign at the entrance.

GPS: 38.776343, -119.918892 (Trailhead at junction of Hwy 89/Hwy 88)
GPS: 38.713517, -119.889659 (Burnside Lake)

The Ride:
This is a ride to a high alpine lake on a double track (dirt road). It is a cool ride during the summer months because it is mostly shaded from the forest. It is a small lake in a peaceful setting for a picnic and relaxation. There are not a lot of people or vehicles here because there is little room for them. The return back is a fun downhill ride but be cautious as motor vehicles could be climbing up.