Desolation Wilderness, Eldorado NF
Twin Lakes TH at the end of Wrights Lake Campground, hike 3 miles (6,980' - 8,000') east to Twin Lakes add another .5 mile to Island Lake (zone 32). Six miles total, not five, but pretty easy walking.
Directions to Twin Lakes TH:
From Highway 50 approximately four miles east of Kyburz, turn left on the Wrights Lake Road and continue north for eight miles to the Wrights Lake Campground. At the campground take the right fork for the Twin Lakes Parking Area.
Obtain a Wilderness Permit from the Pacific Ranger District for zone 32 on the way up the hill:
PACIFIC RANGER DISTRICT
7887 Highway 50
Pollock Pines, CA 95726-9602
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fall Schedule: 6 days a week (after Labor Day)
Winter Schedule: Monday - Friday