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Kinney Reservoir - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Kinney Reservoir

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.

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Ebbetts Pass

Ebbetts Pass

1.17km from Kinney Reservoir

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.

Highland Peak

Highland Peak

4.87km from Kinney Reservoir

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.

Highland Lakes

Highland Lakes

6.97km from Kinney Reservoir

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

Lower Sunset Lake

Lower Sunset Lake

8.57km from Kinney Reservoir

Lower Sunset Lake is a lake in Alpine County. It is around 15 acres in area and the shoreline is a mix of rocks, sands and willows. It is a beautiful location for a picnic and also there are so many other adventure opportunities also.

Mosquito Lake

Mosquito Lake

9.98km from Kinney Reservoir

The Mosquito Lakes are popular roadside waters located on Highway 4 between Arnold and Markleeville. The Mosquito Lakes have a campground across the highway that can be busy during the peak summer holidays. visitors can enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing.

Bull Run Lake

Bull Run Lake

12.26km from Kinney Reservoir

Bull Run Lake is a reservoir, an impoundment of the Bull Run River in the U.S. it rates highly as an oligotrophic lake, a very clean source of water. The lake basin receives more than 110 inches of rain annually due to its location in the Cascade Range. Water from the reservoir first flowed into the Portland water system on January 2, 1895. President Theodore Roosevelt restricted entry to all but government agents and water company employees and banned stock grazing on April 28, 1904.

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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.

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For more information about Kinney Reservoir, visit: https://scenic4.org/the-route/points-of-interest/kinney-reservoir/