Gilmore Lake

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Gilmore Lake
Gilmore Lake.jpg
Location of Gilmore Lake in California, USA.
Location of Gilmore Lake in California, USA.
Gilmore Lake
Location of Gilmore Lake in California, USA.
Location of Gilmore Lake in California, USA.
Gilmore Lake
LocationSierra Nevada, El Dorado County, California, US
Coordinates38°53′44.31″N 120°6′55.17″W / 38.8956417°N 120.1153250°W / 38.8956417; -120.1153250Coordinates: 38°53′44.31″N 120°6′55.17″W / 38.8956417°N 120.1153250°W / 38.8956417; -120.1153250
Basin countriesUnited States

Gilmore Lake in California is a backcountry lake in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, to the west of Lake Tahoe in the Desolation Wilderness. It can be reached by hiking west out of the Glen Alpine Springs trailhead near the town of South Lake Tahoe. This lake offers great fishing for Lake trout.

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Gilmore Lake and Desolation Valley, circa 1910.