Trails in Northern California

Trails in Northern California

Leave No Trace!

Visit desovw.org for more information about Desolation Wilderness. Visit Recreation.gov or call 1- 877-444-6777 to make park reservations. Visit Campfire Permits to get a permit online. More about Leave No Trace principles.

June 09, 2014

Desolation Wilderness Updates Summer 2016

Year around the Wilderness is known for rapidly changing and unpredictable conditions,

so always go prepared for storms, even in the summer months!


Wilderness Permits are available online or from ranger stations, and day use permits are available at some trailheads.  Due to weather and trail conditions, check with the forestry at that link before you go.

Call the Pacific Ranger Station at (530)644-2349



Desolation Wilderness aspen grove along Lyons Creek Trail in the fall of 2012.

Although it is a tradition, please refrain from carving initials into these colorful, soft bark trees.  It weakens their resistance to disease.

Visit Desolation's Volunteer website and join in on topics of discussion, check your trail mileages, trail conditions, use links, and give us your two cents worth! Here is an image of our site, using the menu bar at the top of the page, in this case, the Information tab.
http://www.desowv.org/
Here is the Desolation Volunteers Forums Page view.  You are invited to add notes, too.  My favorite item is the discussion topic "Defining Wilderness".  Some entries are inspiring!
Desolation Wilderness website view

 Thank you for coming and maybe the links can help you find another place to enjoy the outdoors.  

Until next time ~ HAPPY TRAILS!

Related Posts you might be interested in for nearby trails:

Desolation Wilderness
2015-07
10+ miles
Strenuous
2014-08
30 miles
Moderate to Strenuous/Difficult
2014-07
18 miles
Moderate-Difficult
2014-06
12+ miles
Moderate to Strenuous
2013-06
13+ miles
Moderate to Strenuous
2012-09
Umpa Lake & Enchanted Pools
8+ miles
Cross country ~ Moderate
2012-08
Horsetail Falls via Pyramid Creek TH
Aprox.  10 miles to lakes at the top of the falls
"Difficult, and potentially dangerous" miles
2012-07
10 miles
Moderate
2012-07
8 miles
Moderate-Strenuous
2012-06
Lyons Lake via Lyons Creek Trail
10+ miles
Strenuous
2012-08
9.2 miles
Moderate
2012-06
6+ miles
Strenuous
2011-07
Lyons Creek Trail with melting snow
9+ miles
Moderate
2011-02
3.8 miles
Moderate
2010-09 We hiked 12 days.
167 total
Moderate to Strenuous

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Added updated links and Table of Contents 06-2016

Updated June 9, 2014