This place is a piece of heaven, right outside Carson City. It only took us a 1 hour to get to the trail head. We spent the day with our pups, our two friends and their pup. We had so much fun. I would be lying if I said this hike did not challenge me!
We did the 5 mile loop that went around Lake Winnemucca and Round Top lake. Next time we go, I will have to suck it up and of the extra 2 1/2 miles to Forth of July Lake, at the tippy top of the mountain. The people coming down that trail looked like mountain goats. The incline was pretty nuts.
The trail head was 8200ft elevation and we gained another 1200ft by the time we got to the lakes. The work to get to these two lakes was so worth it! The scenery and views are epic. Thank you, man at the dog park for suggesting this hike!
Here is a site that has some more info about this location if you are ever in the area!The Out Door Project