Looking for a great trail in Hoover Wilderness, California? AllTrails has 9 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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Beautiful!! Clear trail that wasn’t busy and had great views of lake after lake.

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scramble
4 months ago

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no shade
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rocky
4 months ago

Fairly easy trail and only saw a few people hiking later in day. Would be interesting to do an over night trip and do some fishing on the back lakes. We went around the western side of Saddlebag Lake and counter clockwise for the loop part and came back on the eastern side of Saddlebag Lake. Some sections are shaded but mostly its above the tree line.

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rocky
4 months ago

So so so beautiful. We went on a November weekend and saw 4 people all day. A dozen beautiful alpine lakes on the same relatively easy loop, creeks, hills, forest, fish, mule deer. Amazing trail.

AmaInf beauty, but the rocks make it very hard to get through. A bit disappointed about that, but other than that it’s a a beautiful trail

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5 months ago

Went October 13rd. This is an amazing autumn hike as the aspens were a perfect golden color, and there was no snow on the trail. This trail has everything packed into a short amount of time. A creek leading to a massive waterfall, a lake at the summit, gentle switchbacks, a small meadow and of course the Aspen grove the trail winds through for the first mile. Saw a couple mountain goats that bailed as soon as they realized I was there, too. The rock scramble that occurs roughly 60% of the way on the uphill is NOT to be underestimated. This is surprisingly difficult for even experienced hikers and to say the path is difficult to trace would be an understatement. Just pay attention to the AllTrails map if you're not sure where you are, there's a few times on this trail where I got a little bit off the path.

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muddy
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rocky
5 months ago

I did this hike on 10/13/19. The temperature was just right starting out, but later in the afternoon it got a bit windy and colder. The scenery was spectacular. We did the big loop clockwise starting on the left side of Saddlebag Lake, which was rocky and exposed. On the way back, we went on the other side of the lake, which was covered by trees a good part of the way. There was a section before Lake Helen that got a bit technical and the trail became hard to follow. Thankfully, there were cairns to assist. We also had to carefully navigate a couple of icy patches in that section. Overall, this was a great hike and I am so glad I did it.

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5 months ago

Nice hike through the Aspens to the waterfalls, but most had already turned. Parts of the trail are rocky and some streams to cross so a trekking pole is helpful. We only made it to the 2nd waterfall and turned back. We saw the beaver dams, but no beavers.

Absolutely amazing hike. Twin Lakes to Barney Lake is a good day hike, but getting up to Peeler (8 miles, 8.3 miles to the campground) is a bit much for a day hike. The hike to Barney (4 miles) is fairly uneventful with little elevation gain. Starts to get really good once you get out of the woods and can see things. From Barney to Peeler is where the elevation hits. Lots of switchbacks and river crossings (plenty of rocks to hop across so don't worry about having waterproof shoes). Moderately difficult hike. The Peeler Lake camping area is expansive and gorgeous. Right on the lake, plenty of flat places to put a tent. The trail continues on to Yosemite wilderness area and you can go off trail to summit Crown Point (incredible, but difficult hike).

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5 months ago

Wonderful in fall. Beaver damns

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5 months ago

Pretty waterfalls! Nice Fall color Aspens. Saw two deers

Headed out on Oct 5th. Beautiful but cool sunny weather. Our group of 11 made it up and back no problem. Just make sure you're acclimated. A cool wind met us at the 3rd lake so be prepared with a windbreaker or warmer clothing.

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5 months ago

There were a few aspens just starting to turn color by the trail head. The lakes were cold and beautifully clear, it was a bit windy at the top! Stunning views.

Gorgeous hike in pristine wilderness. You will pass by several lakes after the trailhead at Virginia Lake. Unparalleled scenery as you steadily climb higher. Of interest along the way is a very old little weather-beaten cabin where you can peer into the window and view rusty old cans and other items left behind long ago. The altitude is a little rough unless you spend a day or more acclimating; even then you will huff and puff more than you would normally if you've come from lower altitudes. Definitely one of my favorite Eastern Sierra hikes.

This was a very scenic hike! I ended up turning it into one large loop. There are opportunities to extend the hike or maybe explore different terrain. Overall I found it to be a fairly easy and leisurely hike.

This trail can be longer depending on what way you go and if you get off trail to go around the lakes. The map has you going the shorter way across Saddlebag Lake but that way is just rocky, baron and without shade. I took the other side of the lake which was longer but shaded once you get to a stretch of forests. After that you start the loop I started counter clockwise which is a real rocky and baron trail. The lakes are still nice and once you the round the loop the other side is way better. Every couple minutes you see one after another but it was cold and extremely windy.

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5 months ago

2.5 mile hike

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rocky
6 months ago

Trail was easy to find and stay on... elevation was switchback and beautiful the whole entire way. Uncrowded, spectacular views in early Fall. Glorious Aspens just starting their seasonal change. Absolutely a favorite hike! Even the drive to the trail was gorgeous but you need a rough vehicle to get over the rocks and holes.

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no shade
rocky
6 months ago

Beautiful trail. So many lakes! Two easy (end of September) creek crossings. Nice gradual climb all the way up until the summit. Lots of other hikers, horses and dogs. No major bug issues. Lots of great fall colors, look forward to going again!

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6 months ago

Incredible views. Be careful...the distance from the summit to the final lake is deceiving. It is much farther than it looks!

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rocky
6 months ago

Went off trail due to snow. Ended up near White Mountain instead of Alpine lake. Decided to do White Mountain then made it up to Conness awesome hike!!

Went off trail to go find snow. Month 47! Trail is great

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