A total hike of four miles leads you to impressive 26-acre Big Duck Lake. Little Duck Lake lies another 1.5 miles beyond via a sometimes faint trail. These lakes bear a strong resemblance to Sierran Lakes.
Eaton Lake Trail and Eaton Lake are serviced by the same trailhead but are more difficult to find as the trail is somewhat faint in places and quite steep. Relatively private 11-acre Eaton Lake is the reward for a tough hike.
By following the abandoned road beyond the junction of Duck and Eaton Lake Trails for a mile or so, visitors will come to 6-acre Horseshoe Lake. At 6,400 feet, this lake is typical of those in the Russian Wilderness Area.
Directions from Callahan: Travel north on State Hwy. 3 for approximately three miles to the junction with Forest Service Rd 40N22. Turn west onto this road and continue for about five miles before turning left (south) onto FS 41N14. After roughly a mile, turn right onto an unmarked forest service road. Follow this back north for about 1.5 miles to Duck-Eaton Trailhead.
Late Spring through Early Winter .