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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Leavitt Meadow, Sonora, California USA
Hiking trails are spread everywhere across the mountains. There is something for everyone in the Sonora Pass region, as there are all kind of trails, easy, intermediate and high elevation and also long day adventures. One of the best trails to hike is Leavitt Meadow to Roosevelt Lake.
It is a 3 mi/4.8 km, moderate trail with elevation gain of 500 ft/152.4 m. Roosevelt Lake and Lane Lake are enjoyable, 3 mi/4.8 km hikes on the east side of Sonora Pass. Next to the Leavitt Meadow Campground is the parking lot, where the hike begins. In order to reach the West Walker River, you have to pass through the campground and a bridge.
In the biggest part of the hike, you follow the edge of Leavitt Meadow, before climbing about 500 ft/152.4 m over a ridge and then dropping down to the lakes. You can try an alternative route on return, adding only a half mile to the hike, that takes you past Secret Lake.