Lake Winnemucca - Backpacking/Camping
As one of the most popular hikes in the Lake Tahoe region, Lake Winnemucca is a perfect backpacking and hiking trip for families.
Destination Distance From Downtown
This is a 2.5 mile trail with only 500 feet of elevation gain. The hardest part about backpacking to Lake Winnemucca might be obtaining a permit.
Time To Complete
This assumes a pace of 2 miles per hour and adds 30 minutes for every 1,000 feet of elevation gain.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
This hike is best timed to coincide with the spring/early summer wildflower blooms.
On Leash Only
Dogs in the Carson Pass Management Area must be leashed.
$5.00 day-use fees are required to park at the trailhead. Camping is allowed in designated campsites by permit only. There are three designated campsites at Lake Winnemucca and permits can be obtained at the Carson Pass Information Station.
- Backcountry Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Flat Water Paddling
- Mountain Biking
- Road Running
- Trail Running