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Wheeler Ridge

Trail begins at Woodchuck Basin, located on the northern side of Hwy 4 just beyond Lake Alpine. Travel through forests, meadows, and the slope side to the ridge. Lovely views. To continue the hike continue along the trail as it descends another mile and a half to Wheeler Lake. Great views of Lake Alpine, Union and Utica.

  • Trailhead Location: Woodchuck Basin
  • GPS Coordinates: 38 30077 119 58012
  • Distance Roundtrip: 4 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Hiking Season: Early Spring to Late Autumn
  • Features: View, Kid-Friendly, Outstanding Natural Feature, Wild Flowers, Dog-Friendly
  • Services Available: Camping, Climbing, Vista
  • USGS Topo Map 7.5': Spicer Meadow Reservoir
  • USGS Topo Map PDF: