Leavitt Lake

Road trip guide: Conquering Leavitt Lake in CA

Leavitt Lake is an alpine lake at an elevation of 2.917m (9,570ft) above the sea level, located in Mono County, in the east central portion of the U.S. state of California. It’s one of the highest roads of California.

Can you drive to Leavitt Lake in CA?

Tucked away in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, the road to the lake is a pretty rough dirt road. It’s called Leavitt Lake Road (Forest Service Road 077). It’s only accessible with a SUV with high clearance and 4-wheel drive. The drive includes a couple of seasonal shallow stream crossings: do not attempt this with a car. South of the lake, a minor gravel road climbs up to 3.246m (10,649ft) above the sea level.

How long is the road to Leavitt Lake in CA?

Starting at CA-108 road, the drive is 4.50km (2.8 miles) long. The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 15% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Over this distance the elevation gain is 338 meters. The average gradient is 7.51%.

Is the road to Leavitt Lake in California open?

Set high on the eastern crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, the road is not plowed. It is usually closed to vehicles well into the summer due to snow. The lake can be iced over until early July.
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