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I originally went for a hike but ended up 4-wheeling the path instead. It snowed the week before and the rain created an extremely muddy path that my jeep was able to navigate with ease. I was able to pull off on the side of a bank and hike the several feet of snow that covered the creek. It was so much fun and my dogs loved it!
Great destination for a late summer day trip. Be warned the 1st half mile or so is probably the steepest part of the day. Great winding trail through the forest and winding along side a creek you will cross numerous time. Once you get to the high point of the day @ the Kaiser Wilderness sign the views are fantastic. To the southwest you look down on Huntington Lake and to your north and east is the Kaiser Wilderness. From this point it's a scamper down the trail that winds through the rocks to a small trail sign pointing you left to Twin Lakes. Both lakes are gorgeous high mountain lakes, Upper Twin the larger of the two has much more room for visitors. Good camp sights are available but it's a very doable day trip if you just want to hit the lakes and have lunch.
I really enjoyed this trail back in May of 2016 for Memorial Day weekend. Snow pack still on the ground in some places, but trail and markers were easy to navigate. This was my first family back backing adventure. I see this hike being great for hikers of all skill sets. Want to do again and go deeper into the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness.
I hiked this trail back in April and there was still snow pack for the top half of the hike.
I liked that this trail was easy to moderate and definitely can be considered a day hike. The views of shaver lake and the surrounding sierras are beautiful at the top. I recommend this hike for all levels.
V H. on Indian Pools Trail
Easy hike. The rocks by the water are very polished so be cautious & where good shoes with good tread. Not a lot of water when we went in September; likely better in spring or even winter.
this is the 5th trail around lake shaver area that we have done that has not been correct on the mileage at all this entire trip was 9.2 miles from the trailhead to the lake and back. I'm really beginning to question now every trail on this All trails website. this is a trail that for the most part is up hill all the way,with the occasional flat spot that might last .2 miles or less. we are buy no means fully in shape regular hikers, it took us about 3 1/2 hours to make it to the lake and it was 4.65 miles from the trail head. coming back only took us two hours, so that should give you some kind if idea as to how steep this trail is. also the last 1.5 miles is very steep and rocky. I'm amazed that the review before mine said they made it to the lake in just under 2 hours, and we speed walked straight down hill all the way back and it took us 2 hours. So Kudos to the last reviewer who managed to run all the way to lake and climb 1800+ feet that is an amazing accomplishment. I also wish I knew where this site gets its mileage from, lime I said this is the 5th trail in a row that was completely wrong. I can understand maybe a quarter of a mile off but not almost 2....