Swamp Lake is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2.929m (9,609ft) above the sea level, located in Fresno County, California, in USA. Damage is possible even for the most capable vehicle. Definitely not for stock SUVs. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of California.
Nestled in the High Sierra Mountains, the road to the summit is gravel&rocky, very steep with large boulders. One mistake can have serious consequences. Road conditions are always changing. Large, challenging boulders and steep, hair-raising climbs. Muddy in places. Winter comes early and stays late on this trail, so you may only be able to safely run it in the middle of the summer. Avoid committing your vehicle to what is in front of you until you are sure of what you are getting into because things could get worse. Modified vehicles need very high ground clearance. Recommend at least one differential locker.
Located in the Sierra National Forest, a traveler on this road must be experienced and completely devoted to safe, slow and obstacle-conscious driving to deter danger. For experienced drivers only. This is definitely not a Sunday drive. The steep drive will take some skill, some patience, and some tolerance for vertigo. Even during holiday weekends, the remote location ensures that the number of other drivers is minimal. The scenery is very impressive from high vistas along the route. Panoramic views of the surrounding lakes, meadows, and peaks can be seen.