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Lots of bird watching. Kid friendly

hiking
11 days ago

A nice hike following the west Walker river for a mile or so. Anglers can find access to the river along this stretch. You can also escape the large number of anglers who fish at the campground by the trailhead especially if you fly fish. We went to Roosevelt lake which is scenic then the rest of the loop. Secret lake is pretty and worth the hike. I would call this hike more moderate than easy because there are several steep grades and the trail has a lot of loose rocks at several points. Unfortunately the forest fires to the west sent smoke and ash which got worse throughout the day. Hopefully you will be able to avoid this.

fishing
16 days ago

Beautiful scenery! Great fishing. Very modest hike

Beautiful hike even with the Smokey skies. Passed maybe 20 people - but had the Lake to ourselves when we arrived. Great hike with my 12yr old son in 4.5 hours at a nice, steady pace.

hiking
21 days ago

Very nice hike from the campground to East Lake passing by Green Lake. Parts of the trail can be very rocky, and there are numerous stream crossings with only rock or log makeshift bridges. Fine by me but it could be a challenge for others. Also, when continuing past Green to East Lake, the AllTrails Map is NOTHING like what’s actually on the ground. Numerous cairns and charcoal arrows have been left by courteous predecessors.
Green Lake is magically clear and you’ll really appreciate it once you climb one of the surrounding ridge lines.
I would estimate about 40-50% of the trail has shade, nice for these hot days. Enjoy it, this is one of the good ones!

Moderate hike with a beautiful view of the lake!! Don’t forget your camera!!

Beautiful and easy. Watch for crazy thunderstorms

Amazing views. Alone the whole time. Beautiful.

I don’t want to tell anyone about this place because it was so beautiful!!! Hiked counter clockwise. Lots of rocks and unstable smaller rocks on the 7-10 o’clock side. But an absolute stunner of California!!

hiking
1 month ago

The hike is extremely difficult to complete in a day, especially if you haven't spent much time at elevation prior to attempting it. There is still some snow on the way up, but it is either soft enough to walk on or avoidable. All trails says it is an 11 miles in total, but we logged 14 miles. After about 2.5 miles, the trail basically disappears and the rest of the way involves quite a bit of scrambling. In total though, the hike is gorgeous and well worth the challenge.

hiking
1 month ago

The trial was tough. Easy to find the trail in the beginning but we lost the trail after the big scree field and had difficulties after our GPS failed in the middle of the hike, so attempted to use all trails with no service. Accidentally found a beautiful lake to camp at, but we were day hiking. Recommendations: Make it a two-day hike and park it at that lake at 9790ft vertical, about 4.2 miles in. Bring water filter because there is literally water everywhere and best to play safe than sorry.

hiking
1 month ago

Fairly easy hike along a jeep trail. I went in the early afternoon and not too hot. Rolling hills of sage and meadows with small streams flowing. I did not do the loop but chose to go in and out the same way. Lots of birds on both lakes, Junction and Kirman.

Fishing was difficult due to the vegetation surrounding the lake. One would need a float tube if you were serious about fishing. Saw a beautiful doe on the way back just out in the middle of the field eating. Also saw the biggest rattle snake I have ever seen slithering across the trail.
Be on the lookout while hiking!

Excellent trail. It has it all: mountain valley, mountain lakes, mountain crests and very few people!

A couple of pro-tips for those who want to brave this hike themselves:
- the side-hike to Poore Lake is really not worth it unless you want to descend a considerable distance to the lake shore, there really isn't a good view point. Instead, you can get a great view of that same lake from the crest part of the trail
- if you are starting late in the day consider leaving the crest part of the trail for the second half as it remains in the sun longer than the valley. Alternatively, if you'd really like to capture the view of the valley, hit the crest first while the sun is shining on it.
- Poore Lake side trail has a side trail to the Secret Lake -- that allows you to avoid climbing up and down on the way to the ridge

More photos from the hike: https://csgirllife.wordpress.com/leavitt-meadows-hoover-wilderness

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery at every turn! The 1st half on the way to the peak is easy. Climbing to the peak builds the heart rate but the views from the top on both sides are spectacular and I feel like it would be ok to turn around from there if you were looking for a shorter hike. The decent from the peak is a little tricky as the trail is shale and switchbacks and sometimes the trail is lost with snow cover, but there was a crew of three men working on digging the snow away from the trail in a few places. The hardest part is knowing you have to climb back up the peak from the summit.

hiking
2 months ago

There were still some patches of snow on June 15, but a beautiful hike! You pass many lakes, and have to cross some sections of creek by stepping on rocks. Definitely recommend!

Half of the trail was snowed out and had to trek through it which was I wasn’t expecting. Trail was not clearly marked because of it. Would have enjoyed this trail a lot more probably in a couple of months. The views were pretty though. Was really looking for the Twenty Lakes trail which was supposed to be off of this one but because trail wasn’t marked clearly just ended up finishing this trail instead.

easy and amazing

hiking
2 months ago

Easy to follow trail set in a beautiful valley leading up to Barney Lake. The remaining snow on the peaks right now makes for a fantastic view.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail is by far one of my favorite places. Taking advantage of the unusually warm weather, I took my three boys up there yesterday. Just a few patches of snow on the trail, and yes, Barney is frozen over. It was a beautiful day. Ran into a few cross-country skiers wondering where the snow was. We need that snow for sure! I highly recommend continuing up the trail (tough climb) into Peeler Lake - a great place to camp.

Small amounts of snow on trail- some areas a little slick- 3 tiny stream crossings (nothing a little hop skip can't get you over). Great for being FEBRUARY!

hiking
7 months ago

Had a beautiful day with weather around 55 in the end of December! Small patches of snow and ice, but no problem to walk through. Lake was frozen and beautiful!!! Great hike:)

hiking
8 months ago

This time of the year made the hike incredibly difficult mostly due to the lack of trail markers along the trail. We took the trail posted and honestly, it was a shit trail to take. It's worthless near the peak. We began at 6am and didn't finish until 9pm with 14.5 miles logged. Snow on the slopes were a huge time factor as was the class III scrambling, climbing. I recommend an alpine start and downloading a proper route via gps to prevent climbing the last 1.5mile.

No bugs on this trip. Great little side hike to the waterfall but no signs. Follow the previous posted map. Just fallow the little odd shoot trail through the meadow and then it goes up left and is the horse trail that follows the river upstream. Warm days and cold nights. Pretty lakes. Not much wildlife.

5 generations of my family make this place a regular vacation spot. The hiking, the spectacular views and fishing are all amazing. This place is a hidden gem.

The aspens are in peak right now and this is an exceptional year for color. Don't let the distance stop you. This hike is relatively flat except the last mile which is gradual switchback.

hiking
10 months ago

beautiful little hike. the lake is amazing. 4 stars because... cows.

hiking
10 months ago

A spectacular and unique adventure.

hiking
10 months ago

The trail starts just south of Mono Village Campground at Twin Lakes, CA. There's no cell reception there, so I wasn't able to check in via the app. GPS is still fully intact for recording purposes, however, and pictures can be saved in the app for later uploading.

This is by far the most visually astounding hike I've been on. The views of the Sierras and numerous waterfalls and lake vistas at points along the route are absolutely breathtaking.

It's a continuous, switchback ascent to the top. We electively stopped our uphill trek about 1.8 miles from the base, although the trail continues for another 3.7 miles and climbs an additional 4,400 vertical feet from our turnaround point.

We climbed 948 feet in elevation during our less than two-mile ascent. It took us around 2 hours to make the out-and-back trip. It's late September and there was a light dusting of snow on the ground at our finish elevation (~8,000 ft), which was the first we had seen on the trail.

This one is a must see, even if only traveling part of the way.

the hike is mostly in full sun but Barney lake is worth it

hiking
11 months ago

Did the hike around the lake this past September. Very easy trail as it really gains nor loses any elevation at all. We went counterclockwise. Great views to the west at North Peak and Mt. Conness when you're on the eastern shoreline. A good starting point to do some hiking beyond into the back country too. On the walk back on the west shore you can see Mt. Dana in the distance. Great little day hike with awesome views all around.

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