Looking for a great trail in Hoover Wilderness, California? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, lake 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 5 moderate trails in Hoover Wilderness ranging from 1.7 to 8.1 miles and from 9,744 to 11,774 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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8 days ago

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11 days ago

Beautiful hike to the crest! Met a dozen or so others (on a Wednesday) enjoying the trail as well. A few backpackers, but mostly day hikers. Dogs loved it. Plenty of water and swimming stops along the way until the final push up the hill to the top. Great views from there. Small snow fields still present toward the top though none obstruct the trail. Very little harassment today from the bugs.

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11 days ago

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13 days ago

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14 days ago

Did the north ridge route from Saddlebag Lake on July 27. Camped at Sawmill night before. Lots of waterfalls due to melting snow. Had to cross washed out trail. Beautiful. Lots of 4th and 5th class climbing along the ridge with two rappells off the second tower. Such an awesome mountain with awesome views and fun climb.

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15 days ago

We hiked the first 2/3 of this trail on 8/3/2019, approximately 1.7 miles up. Fantastic scenic trail with lots of streams, waterfalls and canyon views. The wildflowers were amazing, as were the Aspen forests. There are three stream crossings that require good balance. We got up to the larger cascading waterfall, which is a great place to stop and turn around if you don’t want to do the super steep last 1/3 of the outbound trail. Worth using bug spray this time of year. Also, there are some potholes on the drive up — a high clearance vehicle is best. Overall, this is one of the best trails we’ve hiked in the sierras.

Absolutely beautiful and worth it but be aware the mosquitos were horrible. We veered off a little bit to hike up the waterfall & back down. Bring a net for your head, wear full length clothing with bug spray. I usually don’t get bitten compared to other people but had 11 bites on my face alone.

Absolutely gorgeous hike! We did the full loop on 8/1/2019 and it took us six hours, starting on the right side of Saddlebag Lake and then doing the loop clockwise. IMPORTANT: At the top of the loop, close to Helen Lake, there were two deep and steep snow embankments we had to slide down and one long one we had to hike up. These were a bit treacherous because of the adjacent drop offs with streams and the possibility of sliding over drop offs into the stream and lake. Unless you’re experienced with hiking across snow, I would not recommend this part of the loop right now. The snow melt is unpredictable and is making it very slick and with places to fall through on the sides. Also, as others have mentioned, there are stream crossings where hiking poles are very helpful or necessary if you don’t want to get wet. And there were lots of mosquitos in some parts of the trail, but with bug spray it was fine.

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16 days ago

Backpacking- permit required (free) We backpacked although honestly I wish we just hiked the first 4 miles. Most scenic up until 4 mile mark- then has to toboggan down 50ft steep snow bank. Then cross steep snow banks that led down to the lake. Overall beautiful first 4 lakes. Bugs aren’t bad if you’re moving. Don’t trust keeping your stuff in the bear lockers at the campground someone stole all our stuff.

Hobbit World! What a fantastical and whimsical landscape of brooks and lakes, pigmy forests, wrangled trees, and acres of moss... waterfalls delighted us everywhere. Just outside Yosemite Park entrance this level hike struck our fancy. Dinner at Lee Vining Mobil topped off the day! We started the hike at 2:30pm and were back by 5. Living at 6,500 feet and hiking to 9,000+ 3 or more times per week primes our fitness to enjoy this high altitude hike.

Great trail with some awesome views BUT the mosquitoes are out in full force. Don’t recommend if you don’t wear long pants, long shirt and a bug net. We did it counter clockwise with a dog and two kids (12&10) no issues although very rocky. We started off going right from the parking lot and found the signs and waypoints accurate. **note water taxi is not working. Plan accordingly

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18 days ago

I recently hiked 23 trails in 17 days and this was my first trail of the roadtrip. I'm still thinking about the beauty of the blues skies and water, the green forest, and white snow. It was such a clean contrast of landscapes and I would love to go back. I didn't make it to the summit, there was too much snow, and I wasn't able to see the trail, however hikers did make it to the top earlier in the day. If you want to see other favorites, check out @108ismagic with a different post from each trail. You should put this hike on your list if you are headed to Mono Lakes!

Amazing trail but wow there are a lot of mosquitoes! Maybe it’ll be better in a couple weeks but right now a bug head net is a must.

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21 days ago

Hiked this trail July 21st. Easy hike to Barney Lake. No snow but the trail was overgrown and was too tight to really use trekking poles. was brushing up again a lot of brush through a section and ended up finding a tick on me. Not many places to camp but there are a few if you look around. The next day we hiked to peeler lake. there is a river crossing where we took off our shoes. after the river the trail starts to gain elevation. a few switchbacks, 2 more small river crossing and a few snow patches but not tough to get around. made it to the lake in 3hrs. we followed the trail to the backside of the lake and found a spot. The view of the lake made the hike well worth it. We planned to stay 2 nights but the mosquitoes were vicious so we left a day early. Hiked all the way back to twin lakes in 4hrs and only stopped once to fill up on water. the distance we tracked from peeler to twin lakes was 11.2 miles total. Will definitely plan on doing this hike again in the future.

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21 days ago

Steep hike, very little shade most of the time. We didn’t anticipate how how it would be- definitely meant for early morning or in cooler weather. We hiked this in late June and there was still snow this time of year. It was melting, so the trail basically went like this: Slate rock, no shade, Stream instead of trail River instead of trail Forested and snow on trail (~2-5ft) Marsh We hiked through all the way to the mine which was filled in with snow, but it was cool. The lake and soil is ridden with arsenic down in the ravine, caution.

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