Back to index Folsom Lake (Empty) Hike
Trip Date:  01/22/2014

: 4.6 Miles

Vertical Gain: 200'

Group Size: 1
Hike Rating:  Easy   Moderate   Hard   Strenuous
Folsom Lake Hike
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Folsom Lake Elevation Profile
During normal years, the lake would start just below the trees right here. Looking at the missing lake from the top of the dyke
Hazard float now high and dry.
Hazard float
Old retaining wall near the Red Bank area out from under 50 feet of water. Old retaining wall
Walking toward Red Bank in an area normally under 30 feet of water. Old tree stumps
Old dredging piles have created some interesting canals along the way.
Patterned stumps across the water reveal the area of an old orchard.
Old orchard
View back to the trailhead from the middle of the lake.
Looking back
Water diversion area out from under the deep lake.
Old water diversion area
By the end of my excursion I must have been getting 'two tired.'
Near the end
GPS Track of the full hike.  Probably the strangest ones I've ever seen for my adventures.  Don't remember seeing the boat, either. GPS Track of Hike