This is a easy one way trail to Williams Lake in Carson National Forest. The 1,000 ft elevation climb over two miles might be a challenge to someone in poor health, and the rocky trail might be a challenge to anyone with balance issues.
This trail goes by Twining Campground.
You'll hike through healthy forests past rocky crops.
The lake is small in a picturesque setting. It's surrounded by rocks. It's a great place for a picnic and rock skipping.
Currently (October of 2018) the "hikers' parking lot" is very well marked. There is a lot of construction going on, and compared to even recent maps, the roads and parking lots aren't correct. Follow maps towards the Phoenix Grill, and then follow signs for the hikers parking lot and Williams Lake.
This is a great hike for young kids. The trail surface might make for slow progress as you walk over rocks and exposed roots. It's a gradual climb all the way to the lake. The lake makes a great reward.