Ski Lake can be reached from the Leavitt Lake trailhead accessible from
between Sardine Meadow and Leavitt Falls. The trail to Leavitt Lake is actually a four-wheel
drive road requiring some good vehicle clearance. We hiked the road as we did not
have a vehicle that could make this trek. The road is can be hard to find if
you do not know what you are looking for. So, look for a sharp right turn that has a
dirt road starting off to the left. Or, you know, use your GPS.
The hike is very moderate without any significant altitude gain until you reach
Leavitt Lake itself. From Leavitt Lake, take the trail that leads to the left
and over a small hill to drop down into the Ski Lake area. It is a short and easy
hike. Probably a good place to take the family. There are many places to set up camp
at Ski Lake but there are no trees so no shade at Ski Lake.
We hit Ski Lake as the Goldens were spawning in the outlet creek. They looked rather small and
we decided to let them do their thing while we tried to raise a bite around the perimeter of
the small Lake. We had a hard time raising any bites fishing around the lake with flies and
spinners so we gave up rather quickly. There were surely fish in the lake as we could see them rising
but they were not interested in our presentations that day. We packed up our gear and headed
back over to our camp at Lower Koenig Lake to fish for the Golden X Rainbow hybrids there.
Better fishing can be found at Leavitt Lake rather than Koenig or Ski Lakes. The fish are larger
and more plentiful, but you will likely see more people there as you can drive right to Leavitt
Lake in a high clearance four wheel drive vehicle. Also, Leavitt Lake gets stocked more often.