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Castle Lake Trail, California

   
The total elevation difference for this backcountry hiking trail is 588 feet which is a lower than average number. You spend the whole hike in roughly the same elevation zone, so you get pretty much the same conditions along the whole great outdoors trail. Castle Lake Trail is 9.2 miles long; it's considered a longer hike. This hiking trail sometimes gets very dry, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. Castle Lake Trail is quite long, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. The time needed for this trek is roughly 8.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Castle Lake Trail has two trailheads which means you have the option of backcountry hiking it one way if you have someone to pick you up at the other end.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 4.6 miles
Total climbing distance = 2.4 miles
Difficulty : Medium
Casual Hiking Pace: 4.5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 2.5 hours

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 4.6 miles
Total climbing distance = 1.9 miles
Difficulty : Medium
Casual Hiking Pace: 4 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 2 hours
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 9.2 miles
Total climbing distance = 4.3 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 8.5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 5.5 hours

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 9.2 miles
Total climbing distance = 4.3 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 8.5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 5.5 hours

Total elevation difference: 588 feet
   
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