Comments: This trail has plenty of action, which is close to Carson Pass standards, but lacks the massive unbroken fields of colors. What makes Meiss stand out is that it blooms before Carson Pass (a southern versus northern exposure) and has a spectacular Aspen forest to brighten your fall days, after Carson has faded. Thus the Meiss Meadow trail is a perfect combination with Carson making this area a good spot throughout the summer and into the fall season. The trail itself keeps on going, without a notable stopping point. So pick your own spot for the return.
Directions: The Meiss Trail is on Route 88 just an eighth of a mile beyond the Carson Pass Trail with a large paved parking lot on the other (north) side of the highway. ( see Carson Pass directions)