Sotcher Lake Loop 1.5 mi

  • A short walk from stop #7 on the Reds Meadow Shuttle (across the road from Devils Postpile National Monument and adjacent to the Reds Meadow Campground), the Sotcher Lake Loop is a popular and easy 1.5-mile self-guided nature trail, circumnavigating the lake and providing a good, family-friendly introduction to the flora, fauna and geology of the upper San Joaquin. Picnic tables and small sandy beaches provide good spots for rest and relaxation along the way.

  • A short walk from stop #7 on the Reds Meadow Shuttle (across the road from Devils Postpile National Monument and adjacent to the Reds Meadow Campground), the Sotcher Lake Loop is a popular and easy 1.5-mile self-guided nature trail, circumnavigating the lake and providing a good, family-friendly introduction to the flora, fauna and geology of the upper San Joaquin. Picnic tables and small sandy beaches provide good spots for rest and relaxation along the way.

Trail Alerts

  • 05/22/2017: Thanks to the drought busting winter of 2017, trails above 9000 feet are still covered in snow.

Conditions Update

  • 07/07/2017: Snow covered.

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Sotcher Lake

  • Hours/Season: All day | Summer Fall 

  • Fall Color Viewing  Fishing  Hiking  Interpretive  Photography 

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