The elevation at Pinecrest Peak is 8,025 feet and can be hiked as well as reached via a high-clearance vehicle. A short distance from this peak is a marvelous overlook that looks toward the north and west.One can also see Pinecrest Lake way below. Obviously, the area is available to visit only after the snow melts in the springtime and until the first heavy snowfall.
There are so many areas throughout the Stanislaus National Forest that present amazing landscapes but this particular photo truly depicts the vastness of the wilderness that exists. Your eye is taking in the view toward the south.