Asa Lake

This extremely beautiful, spring-fed lake is a very popular high country destination over fairly gentle terrain. Starting at 8480 feet the trail begins at Highlands Lakes and traverses through meadows and forest from the Lower Gardner Meadows Trailhead. At the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) make a hard left. Turn up a rocky talus a short distance to ASA Lake. Good family trip through the woods and meadows.

Asa Lake
  • Trailhead Location: Lower Gardner Meadows Trailhead
  • GPS Coordinates: Latitude 38.5027062 Longitude -119.770498
  • Distance Roundtrip: 4 2/3 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hiking Season: Summer and Fall
  • Features: Alpine Lake, Kid-Friendly, Alpine Meadow, Dog-Friendly
  • Services Available: Camping, Fishing, Swimming
  • USGS Topo Map 7.5': Spicer Meadow Reservoir
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