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Best trails in Marble Mountain Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Marble Mountain Wilderness, California? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, backpacking trails, lake 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. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 10 hard trails in Marble Mountain Wilderness ranging from 8.3 to 38.7 miles and from 2,821 to 7,011 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Mountain tops, wildflower laden meadows, and an impressive 89 lakes are found in the Marble Mountains Wilderness in Northern California. The PCT crosses the Wilderness, and Boulder Peak, the tallest in the park, rises to an impressive 8299 feet. Wilderness Permits are not required for trips into the Marble Mountain Wilderness. A California Campfire Permit is required and are available at any Forest Service or Cal-Fire office in California.

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Map of trails in Marble Mountain Wilderness
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225,114 acres
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Top trails (17)
#1 - Lover's Camp to Sky High and Shadow Lakes
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 17.4 mi • Est. 9 h 44 m
Please note: main road to trailhead may close seasonally. Please research prior to your visit.Show more
#2 - Cliff Lake Via Shackelford Creek Trail
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 5 h 6 m
#3 - Summit Lake Via Shackleford Creek Trail
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 41 m
#4 - Campbell Lake
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
#5 - Boulder Peak via Big Meadows
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 30 m
From the trail head had to look for evidence of the trail through the lushly growing meadows. Look for the remnants of sign where the route makes a 90 and turns uphill. As drier ground was reached, the trail was obvious for the rest of the way.Show more
#6 - Paradise Lake Trail
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
#7 - Summit Lake, Big Elk Lake, and Spirit Lake
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 28.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
#8 - Mule Bridge Trail
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 21.8 mi • Est. 10 h 52 m
#9 - Spirit Lake
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 21.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
#10 - Rainy Lake
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 18.4 mi • Est. 11 h 38 m
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