Bullfrog Lakes Trail is a 11.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mineral King, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until October.
Bullfrog Lakes is the northern most named lake on the Sequoia National Forest's Golden Trout Wilderness. It is a 17 mile round trip and starts in the Sequoia National Park's Mineral King area. Bullfrog Lakes contain a set of lakes in a small cirque just below Florence Peak (12,432 ft). The lower of the two lakes has an elevation of approximately 10,740 feet! The upper lake is around 11,000 feet.Mountain Yellow Legged Frogs are located here, so when visiting please be mindful about keeping the lake and surrounding area pristine. These frogs are considered endangered by the California Endangered Species Act. If you wanted to fish, dont bother. There are no fish in either of the lakes. Prepare for a beautiful hike through Mineral King to Farewell Gap. Then drop into the Golden Trout Wilderness and make the steep 0.8 mile climb through rock tallis to the lake. The views along are worth the hike!