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21 days ago

Fun short hike, there’s a cool down climb at the bottom

Hard work for a Great view, winter conditions require you to bring show shoes and spikes once you near First Lake.

The road to the trail is closed for the next 5-6 months FYI. I didn't read about it anywhere beforehand so I was a little disappointed. you can still walk to it but it is like 9 miles total and I didnt have time for the extra hike

hiking
1 month ago

Be aware that the road leading to the trail head is currently closed. Walked a little over 2 miles from HWY 190 just to get to the trail head. As far as the hikes goes. Pretty basic - nothing that exciting. If you have time you'd be better off spending time in the dunes or badlands - Golden Canyon, just my opinion. The upside is that since the road is closed there is no one in the canyon. We only saw 4 people in about 3-4 hours;

This was perhaps one of my favorite hikes yet in the Sierras . With a rather brisk morning start and a brilliant fall sun to warm our dispositions, my wife and I trekked to 9 lakes, some were frozen over and cracking loudly, water falls, beautiful high country meadows and mountain pass and at Chocolate Peak ridge were treated to the sun glistening off of Ruwau Lake, Treasure Lakes and Long Lake all in the same view. The elevation gain is moderate on this hike however be prepared to climb through and up a talus field to get to the ridge just before Ruwau Lake. After that it’s all down hill returning to South Lake. Definitely will do this one again!

a cool little hike to a pretty removed little lake. no one is ever there! which makes it all the more peaceful

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained trail with excellent views on the lakes. I walked this in late October, out and back in 3.5 hours. Not accustomed to the altitude, so it was more tiring than I expected. Well worth the effort though.

Beautiful hike to one of the most peaceful little lakes in the Sierras. Great view and definitely worth the climb. Plenty of water along the way, great day hike.

Challenging but worth it, went further up to Mirror Lake though

beautiful day hike

3 months ago

I thought it was a great hike. Did it in October with leaves turning and fewer people on the trail. I would say it is on the harder side of moderate at least for the first 1.5 miles pulling out of the canyon with fairly steep switchbacks. Lots of variety on the trail. Good for dogs since water along the way. Started at the resort on South Fork road. Seemed longer than 5 miles round trip, but didn’t GPS it.

Love this hike, make sure you do your homework and are prepared for staying overnight if worst comes to worst with weather moving in too quick.

hiking
3 months ago

Best view ever!

hiking
3 months ago

Perfect work to reward ratio in my opinion. Lower Treasure Lake is a dreamscape once you get to it. The return hike is not bad at all.

Spectacular views! It is worthwhile all the hiking.
They were moments we thought we lost the trail but we found it. Monumental! A jewel in the wilderness.

Great spot to camp if splitting a Mount Whitney hike into more than a day. Beautiful lake and not as crowded as Trail Camp (but not as close to the MW summit of course.) Flat ground is a bit of a commodity close to the lake but we got there first and got a great flat spot with enough space for two tents.

Just did this hike this morning, I’ve done numerous 10 plus mike hikes but this by far was the hardest. It’s up hill non stop and the elevation isn’t easy to adjust. Worth it tho! Doable if you take breaks and enjoy the scenery. I am 13 weeks pregnant and not on tip top shape but would say this hike was difficult over being moderate.

hiking
4 months ago

Great, well marked trail. A bit of variance as far as distance; we both logged 7.0 miles RT but it was super fun. We left at noon and were back at 3:45.We saw exactly 5 people on the way up and 0 on the way down. A couple had dogs who seemed happy! We had a bit of rain on the way down but it made it all the more adventurous. Gorgeous scenery, lakes and wildflowers. A real nice day hike.

hiking
5 months ago

stunning views, clear blue skies with some big white cumulus- essentially no mosquitoes. Did have difficulty finding the trail after the first 2 lakes- essentially hiked up edge of water fall with some bushwacking where bushes have overgrown trail- well worth the effort

hiking
5 months ago

the trail is overgrown, ill-defined, very steep and scrambly. great place to get away from crowds, get a workout (steep) and explore off trail (you will lose the trail more than once). fun but not my favorite.

backpacking
5 months ago

If you're attempting a Whitney summit, this would be a good way to get up to 10k ft a day or two prior. Very scenic and not technical at all. It's also a good way to check out the first few miles of Mount Whitney Trail since you'll probably be night hiking this for your attempt if its summer time. Lone Pine Lake at the top is very picturesque.

If you're not a avid and fit hiker and/or are not accustomed to hiking to 10000ft, you may find this hike difficult just due to grade and elevation. That said, this trail would be a nice way to get your feet wet. I'd say give it a shot. If you don't feel right for whatever reason, just turn back.

backpacking
5 months ago

Has anybody done Bishop Pass or Treasure Lakes recently? I'm worried about the air quality. Does anybody know how it is up there?

on Tyee Lakes Trail

backpacking
5 months ago

Tough hike with heavy packs due to steep elevation climb (2k gain in under 3 miles), seems to be much more enjoyable when just day hiking. took us 5.5 hrs to get to the 3rd lake due to our pack loads. once arrived we found the perfect camp site close to a good moving stream that connects all the lakes. good fishing, brown and rainbow trout. dog friendly area, not much foot traffic, limited camp sites which in turn means not too many people should you be looking for a place of solitude. mosquitos were not bad at all as long as you bring a good bug spray (we used deet free bug repellent and had no problems). second day we ventured to the 4th lake and went swimming and fishing.....was too tired to try lake number 5. this is a must backpacking trip with lots of scenery and wildlife.

on Tyee Lakes Trail

5 months ago

Tough hike with heavy packs but seems to be much more enjoyable as a day hike. Took us 5.5 hours to get to the 3rd lake due to our loads. Once arrived we found the perfect camp site close to a good moving stream which provided our water source for the duration of our stay. Good fishing, rainbow and brown trout. Dog friendly area and lots of day hikers with dogs. Mosquitos weren’t as bad as I was led to believe. Bring a good bug Spray and you’ll be fine.

hiking
5 months ago

A really nice hike through a narrow canyon that soon widens only to narrow down again. It's in these narrows that rock slides block the trail and you need to scramble over them. The scramble is not difficult and is actually good fun, just don't expect flat terrain all the way.
Beginning of June, the temperatures easily got over 110, so be sure to carry plenty of water with you if you're planning to hike further into the canyon. On the bright side, in the heat, we had the canyon to ourselves.

Beautiful trail with breathtaking views.

Great 5 mile hike from Whitney Portal. Lake is very serene and peaceful. Nice hike to do day before summiting Whitney Some campers there. Don’t need permit to hike there but you do just past the Lone Pine Lake Trail.

I pass by Lone Pine Lake on my way to Mount Whitney Day Hike,beatiful and enchanted place. start at 12 midnigth Full moon.

This was a good moderate hike. Unfortunately we missed the actual loop and ended just doubling back to get out, should have had this app with me! Great views at least 3 different lakes.

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