Backpacking / Trekking in Leavitt Meadow, Sonora, California USA

3 mi/4.8 km
Sonora Pass is located near Pinecrest, Tuolumne County, California, USA. It is off of Highway about 60 mi/96.5 km east of Sonora.

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 go backpacking is Leavitt Meadow to Roosevelt Lake.

It is a 3 mi/4.8 km, moderate trail with elevation gain of 500 ft/152.5 m. Roosevelt Lake and Lane Lake are enjoyable, 3 mi/4.8 km trails on the east side of Sonora Pass. Next to the Leavitt Meadow Campground is the parking lot, where the trail 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 ride, you follow the edge of Leavitt Meadow, before climbing about 500 ft/152.5 m over a ridge and then dropping down to the lakes. You can try an alternative trail on return, adding only a half mile to the ride, that takes you past Secret Lake.