This really shouldn't be put together as one attraction, as the Mokelumne Wilderness includes many stand alone destinations worth the drive. I will briefly list some of my family's favorites as traveling east on 88 from Jackson.
Bear Reservoir: The more crowded lower lake which has a marina (rent boats or canoes) and allows motorized boating activities is easily accessible from 88, weather permitting. The upper lake is completely isolated, but can be accessed by boat and portage over the dam, or by foot down an unmaintained trail.
Mormon Emmigrant Trail: This is a historically significant overland migration route later used by the thousands of gold prospectors coming into California. Many interesting trail sites include: maidens grave, tragedy springs, devil's ladder, and the "elephant's back".
Hike to Shealor Lake: short, but steep with great views and a pretty lake
Silver Lake: Kit Carson Lodge and Plasse's Resort line this alpine lake. Boat rentals are available at the marina.
Kirkwood Lake: A small picturesque lake
Kirkwood Ski Resort: Large ski resort in the winter and they offer summer activities as well.
Hike to Lake Margaret: About 5 miles round trip, this is a beautiful hike through varied terrain.
Carson Pass Information Center: get trail info, permits, and local history at this great stop near the Pacific Crest Trail.
The Mokelumne is largely undeveloped, so don't expect services such as gas and food to be readily available. But, for those of us who enjoy an easily accessible wilderness experience, it can't be beat.
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