This fairly level trail connects Lake Clementine Road to the Foresthill Divide Loop Trail, meandering through areas of chemise and foothill woodlands on the south side of the canyon above Lake Clementine.
This fairly level trail connects Lake Clementine Road to the Foresthill Divide Loop Trail, meandering through areas of chemise and foothill woodlands on the south side of the canyon above Lake Clementine. It affords some beautiful views of the lake, and it is one of the few places to see groupings of both madrone and manzanita trees. Caution: Poison Oak is plentiful along this trail.
- Distance 3.6 miles
- Approx length of time 1½ hours each way (hiking)
- Difficulty Easy to Moderate
- Website Lakeview Connector Trail
- Best Feature On clear days, the vistas on this trail are outstanding.
Trailhead is on Lake Clementine Road. From I-80, take Foresthill Exit and continue on Foresthill Road towards Foresthill for 3.2 miles; turn left on Lake Clementine Road. A tiny parking area is ½ mile ahead on left at a sharp right bend in the road. Watch for a dip when entering the parking area. After parking, walk back along Lake Clementine Road to trailhead you passed on the right just before the parking area. (An alternative parking area is ½ mile back up Lake Clementine Rd – you passed it on the right just after turning off Foresthill Road.)
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Piped drinking water, wheelchair accessible restrooms and some vault toilets. Activities include swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, trails for biking, hiking, and horseback riding.