maps & website by Michael Jones

Gold Lake

affiliated with

Sacramento Valley Hiking Conference




Bucks Lake Wilderness, California

On the crest of the northern Sierra Nevada, the wilderness receives very heavy winter snow.  Bucks Lake is fed by melting snow, and supports a rustic resort area.  Backpacking is fine, or even the longest loop can be done in a day by hikers in excellent condition.  The Pacific Crest Trail passes through.  The area is lightly used, and we like it that way, but welcome visitors who share our appreciation of the beauties of our public lands in Northern California

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regional highway map       local highway map    trailhead map (click on points of interest)