Within Carter Meadows.
Directions to Carter Meadows.
Directions to Fish Lake Trail Head from Carter Meadow Rd.: Coming from the east end of the Carter Meadow Road, go past the Hidden Lake, Trail Gulch, and Long Gulch Trail Heads and continue on approximately another 1 1/2 miles to the turn off to Fish Lake TH (on the left). (Approximately 4 1/2 miles from the start of the Carter Meadow road) From the west end (Trail Creek Camp Ground end) of the Carter Meadow road, go about 1/2 mile to the Fish Lake TH road turn-off (FS road 30N05). The trail head is at the end of the road.
The Fish Lake TH road is a climb, but is usually in fairly good condition and no need for 4-wheel drive.
Forest Service Trinity Alps Wilderness Map. Two "mile squares" to the right of R.10W. (top of map) and T.39N. (side of map).
Fish Lake TH is usually open by early June.
Be aware that it can be difficult to get a rig with trailer turned around in this small trail head if other vehicles are parked in it. Suggest turning your rig around when you get there if possible. The ride into Fish Lake is an easy ride.
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