077 / Leavitt Lake

Leavitt Lake is an alpine lake in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest at an elevation of 2.917m (9,570ft). Road leading to is one of the highest roads of California. It is 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. 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%. 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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