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Carson-Iceberg Wilderness - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Arnold, CA 95223, USA

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About Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

The Carson–Iceberg Wilderness is a federal wilderness area located 80 miles northeast of Stockton, California. It encompasses 160,000 acres and was designated by the California Wilderness Act of 1984. It protects an area of High Sierra landscape with elevations from 4,800 feet to 11,462 feet along the Sierra Mountains from Ebbetts Pass to Sonora Pass in the south. The wilderness supports large herds of mule deer and there is also good habitat for black bear

Attractions Near Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

Disaster Peak
Disaster Peak1.32km from Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

Disaster Peak a grey colored, and at first sight, unimpressive looking pile of rocks located in the Carson - Iceberg Wilderness. There are several taller and more impressive looking peaks in the area. The climbers trail is faint and easy to lose, so one often needs to rely on cross country travel. The summit “block” is composed of piled rock and boulders, some a bit loose.

Boulder Peak
Boulder Peak5.33km from Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

Boulder Peak is Boulder's highest and least traveled summit at 8,549 feet. The summit is rocky and requires some scrambling, but the views at the top are well worth it. This peak is accessed by connecting the Mesa Trail with Shadow Canyon that places you at the saddle between South Boulder Peak and Bear Peak. It offers a demanding 3.7-mile hike situated above the South Mesa in the famous Flatirons region near Boulder Colorado.

Highland Lakes
Highland Lakes6.51km from Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

Highland Lakes are located at the end of Highland Road, about 6 miles south of Highway 4. It is set in a spectacular high alpine valley, close to the top of the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway at an elevation of 8,600 feet. These two lakes are unique in that they are headwaters for

Highland Peak
Highland Peak10.39km from Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

Highland Peak is a sharp summited peak located near Ebbetts Pass on California State Route 4, one of the trans-Sierra routes that is closed during the winter. Although it ranks as the 680th highest summit in California, it ranks 36th highest of those with at least 500 meters of topographic prominence. Highland Peak has a subsidiary South Peak, with one-half mile separation between summits. The Pacific Crest Trail traverses the western foot of this mountain, providing an approach option.

Ebbetts Pass
Ebbetts Pass11.78km from Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

The Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway is one of only seven nationally designated byways in California and 151 in the nation.Ebbetts is the eastern of two passes in the area traversed by State Route 4. The western pass is the Pacific Grade Summit. The pass is registered as a California Historical Landmark. The Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile long National Scenic Trail crosses State Route 4 at Ebbetts Pass.

Kinney Reservoir
Kinney Reservoir12.75km from Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

Kinney Lake is a wonderful fishing destination hidden away back in the woods about a mile from Highway 4. Easily accessed via a network of hiking trails that provide spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and Ebbetts Pass. Half the fun for anglers is driving historic Highway 4 to Kinney along the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway that connects Arnold to Markleeville for an unparalleled fishing experience.

Where is Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

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Alpine County
Alpine County
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This is the least populous county in California state. There are no incorporated cities in the county.