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Cathy Baca reviewed Sherwin Lakes Trail
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Richard Gomez reviewed Big Pine Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
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Sandee Days reviewed Big Pine Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingGreat!

This trail is now OPEN so please ignore the app! I did this hike today with my dog Maui. Not a lot of people and the climb wasn’t that bad. We went to 1-2 lakes and it was 11 miles from the parking lot and back with 2,700 feet of climbing. It’s about 5.2 miles to the first lake. 1 and 2 lakes are super close to each other. So please go to the 2nd lake! Number 2 lake is bluer than the first. I didn’t go to the 3rd one because I feel like 11 miles is already a lot of walking for my GSD. Although, she’s used to hiking and riding bikes with me. Great day today! The weather was also perfect. It was in the 50s when we started and it went up to about 75 degrees! So awesome! This hike is worth all that climb! Be safe out there! Wear your mask if you can when passing people. Find our adventures on IG - sandeeandmaui :) Thank you for reading

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Austin Vaughn reviewed Big Pine Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
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Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarOctober 23, 2020
Closed

10/22/20 There is a gate closing off access about 1.3 miles from trailhead. The trail is closed.

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Aviva Ebner reviewed Sherwin Lakes Trail
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Sorry for the late review! Hiked this in August. It was partially shaded. Views not as impressive as other trails in Mammoth, but there was a nice lake. Moderate.

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Joanne Kim reviewed Big Pine Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingGreat!

Amazing! I first hiked to lakes 1-3, then 5 and 4. I then finished on the black lake loop where I saw black lake and lakes 6-7. Lakes 1, 2, and 5 are the only lakes with the beautiful turquoise color, but the other lakes are very serene. A lot of the reviews say that the first 5 miles are the hardest because it’s a consistent incline- I didn’t find this to be true. I thought the hike to the first 2 lakes is relatively easy (I’m not in the best shape, but I am pretty fit). It’s after that when it becomes challenging, IMO. A good portion of the trail is shaded. P.S. I did this hike on 10/20 and I encountered 3 other groups on the trail.

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HRATCH BASHMAKIAN reviewed Lake Sabrina to Blue Lake Trail [CLOSED]
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Anyone know if the trail is open for day hiking? Thanks.

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Marvin Cornejo reviewed Big Pine Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingGreat!

I did this hike on 10/17/2020 I started off early. By 7:00 AM I was at the head trail, there were only other 3 cars with people getting ready to set off, I was ready so I took off right away, it’s a little strenuous, but I reached the lake number 2 by the 2 hour mark, I didn’t stop, but I wasn’t rushing neither, just steady. There was absolutely no one when I arrived. I had the whole thing for myself for like maybe one hour, then a couple arrived they offered to take me some pictures it was great. I left around eleven the smoke was slowly moving in, the whole trail is Magical with all those fall colors and tenue breeze, by the time I was heading back the crowds were arriving and jesus I found so many people on my way down that I’m so glad I decided to start earlier. Great place.

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Andreya Nunez reviewed Big Pine Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingGreat!

Wasn’t sure if we were going to do this hike, but we traveled 5 hours so we did. The trail was well defined and maintained. Weather was perfect. Waterfalls were beautiful. Not much shade so bring lots of sun protection as the trail veers off away from the creek a lot. More people on the trail than expected. Most wearing masks. The hike is definitely hard so take breaks and drink plenty of water. We made it to the 2nd lake which is about 5 more minutes passed the first. Breathtaking! The water is freezing but it felt good on our sore feet! Probably wouldn’t do this hike again, but had to do it at least once. The lakes are a must see!!!!

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Jeff Offner reviewed Big Pine Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
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I did this trail on 10-13 and I had a beautiful day. There’s nearby smoke at the bottom of the mountain where the road starts 10 miles down and 30 minutes north of the trail the smoke was bad, but during this whole hike the air quality and skies were a bright blue. Don’t be put off by the nearby smoke like some of the people pointed out. I did all 9 lakes, (lakes 1-7, summit lake, and black lake). This hike was amazing and I was in awe the whole time, especially at this time of the year with the fall foilage. Lakes 1 and 2 were by the far the most gorgeous. I really loved lake 5 as well. I clocked in at 18.5 miles for the hike, but that’s going off trail and exploring a little more. I started the trail at 7:05am and was back at my car by 1:45pm. I spent a nice lunch up at lake 2. The lighting from the sun right now for lake 2 is best between 10am-1pm. I know this trail is technically closed but I saw around 20 people and there’s no signs saying it’s closed and it’s not being monitored. Go out and explore this beautiful place without any worries. I’m so glad I ended up going and checked off another bucket list hike.

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Ahmad Shaghasi reviewed Big Pine Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
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Was going to do the trail and regardless of if it was closed or not (some previous hikers said they went recently) but when I woke up this morning to head to the trail the smoke was so bad I had to cancel it. Make sure to check the air quality if your still going to attempt to try this trail

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Aviva Ebner reviewed Skelton Lake Trail [CLOSED]
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Sorry for the late post. Hiked this 2 months ago. One of my favorites. Parking was no problem. Went slightly off trail to Red Lake first. but it seemed to have a lot of algae. Skelton Lake was nice. Great place to go into the water. Trail is moderate. Uphill there, downhill back.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 14, 2020
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I just called the ranger station. All the trails in the forest including this Big Pine Trail are closed till the end of December. :(

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Jasmin Osequera reviewed Big Pine Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingOff trail

Is it still Smokey out there ?

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Kirti Kishore reviewed Big Pine Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingGreat!

It says this trail is CLOSED, but from the comments I see people are still going? Will you get fined if you get spotted by a ranger?

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barbara yearwood reviewed Tyee Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
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Kris Potter reviewed Big Pine Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
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I just called the ranger station and they said the trails going to the lakes are closed, bummer.

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Artin Boghosian reviewed Big Pine Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
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Although it was a very hard hike, but it’s worth it. Amazing views, fresh air and colorful trees along the river were incredible. The lakes are very very beautiful.

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BackpackingRocky

Well maintained trail.

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BackpackingGreat!Rocky

This trail was amazing. Did it in early June. Everything that the sierras are embodied in this trail. This was my first backpacking trip and even as it was a stretch I wouldn’t have done it any other way. I wouldn’t carry water after the first lakes you get to as it would make getting to Kearsarge lake and getting up and over the pass much easier. Start as early as possible so you can get a campsite but this is really and amazing hike. Stays fairly cold year round though. So just be prepared. I didn’t bring enough warm clothes and it dropped down to freezing at night with crazy wind chill so just be prepared for that.

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Christian LaCaze reviewed Big Pine Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingGreat!

Perfect weather, amazing fall colors pretty much the whole way. Was such a delight to get back on this trail!

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Taylor Nichols reviewed Sherwin Lakes Trail
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Trail to the wilderness boarder (past the lake) is technically open. 6.2 miles there and back. Part of the trail is soft sand. Primarily moderate terrain, with some easier and more difficult spots. Great hike to acclimate to elevation

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 10, 2020
HikingGreat!

We did it on 10/9. It was tough but worth it. I missed the second lake and go to the 3rd lake, then we returned to 2nd lake. Second lake is very close to the first lake.

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John Fratamico reviewed Sherwin Lakes Trail
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As of 09Oct2020, the trail was open as far as the wilderness boundary. Closed beyond that due to wildfires.

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Trail closed Oct. 3 - Dec. 9

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Luiscarlos Munoz reviewed Big Pine Lakes Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingGreat!

Did the hike yesterday. Beyond Amazing. All the lakes to myself. Didn’t see any signs saying closed. Have at it.

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