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Best trails in Emigrant Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Emigrant Wilderness, California? AllTrails has 20 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Emigrant Wilderness ranging from 5.1 to 29 miles and from 7,155 to 10,324 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Emigrant Wilderness
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113000 acres
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Top trails (20)
#1 - Blue Canyon Lake
Emigrant Wilderness
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
Steep incline hike in the Emigrant Wilderness starting at Sonora Pass (108) and ending at Blue canyon lake, a glacial tarn sitting bellow a series of beautiful peaks. No trail head marker exists at thShow more
#2 - Gianelli Trail to Chewing Gum Lake
Emigrant Wilderness
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 28 m
Please note that the road leading to this trailhead is currently closed (05/27/2020). One of the shortest routes into spectacular Emigrant Wilderness, the Burst Rock Trail puts the steepest climb at Show more
#3 - Powell Lake
Emigrant Wilderness
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Very nice easy trail with great scenery leading to a lake that is fed by a creek, however if your not used to high altitude (elevation here is about 8,499 feet) you might get tired and/or altitude siShow more
#4 - Leavitt Peak
Emigrant Wilderness
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 6 h 23 m
Note: HWY 108 closes during the winter. Please check with the park before visiting the area.Show more
#5 - Kennedy Meadows to Granite Dome
Emigrant Wilderness
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Length: 20.1 mi • Est. 11 h 39 m
Kennedy Meadows to Granite Dome is a 20.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pinecrest, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of Show more
#6 - Gianelli to Black Hawk Mountain
Emigrant Wilderness
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Length: 29 mi • Est. Multi-day
Gianelli to Black Hawk Mountain is a 29 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pinecrest, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#7 - Sonora Pass to Kennedy Meadows
Emigrant Wilderness
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Length: 19.9 mi • Est. 9 h 27 m
Sonora Pass to Kennedy Meadows is a 19.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Coleville, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail Show more
#8 - Kennedy Meadows to Sheep Camp
Emigrant Wilderness
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Length: 16.1 mi • Est. 8 h 47 m
Kennedy Meadows to Sheep Camp is a 16.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pinecrest, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced Show more
#9 - Y Meadow Lake and Chewing Gum Lake Loop
Emigrant Wilderness
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Length: 11.9 mi • Est. 6 h 21 m
Y Meadow Lake and Chewing Gum Lake Loop is a 11.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pinecrest, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#10 - Relief Reservoir to Kennedy Lake Loop
Emigrant Wilderness
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Length: 51.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
Relief Reservoir to Kennedy Lake Loop is a 51.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pinecrest, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
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