A Beaten Path Worth Taking – Cody Lake Trail, Kyburz, El Dorado County

At 1850 Wine Cellars, when we say, “Take a hike!” it is not meant as a bad thing. California is a state of adventure, exploration, and connection. Get out there with family and friends, explore and discover.


Cody Lake Trail is a 2.9 mile out and back trail kicking off near Kyburz, California that features a stunning pristine lake, granite boulders and amazing scenic views. The trail offers plenty of activity and exploration. It is best traversed from March until October.


This trail is remote and secluded. It does get a fair amount of traffic during peak times, but you can still get the sense of being alone in the gorgeous wilderness of California’s El Dorado National Forest. Don’t get us wrong, this one is uphill for basically the whole time, but well worth it. This trail was more challenging than I thought it would be, especially in the beginning because it starts out with a steady, and at times, steep incline, but it is a nice, wide trail with plenty of spots to stop and rest.


It can be a little cold at the top depending on time of year and time of day, so bring a sweatshirt if you are heading up early in the summer or early in the day.


Park out by Packsaddle Pass Road and enjoy!


Check it out, take pictures and tag us @1850wine with hashtag #1850BeatenPaths

2.9 miles, 882 ft elevation gain

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Cody Lake Trail is also one of our 6 Must Explore Trails in El Dorado County!

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