DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,132 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

1 month ago

Don’t let the difficult rating scare you away. A challenging but do able day hike, this trail rewards you with a beautiful view of the Eastern Sierras and a pristine alpine/ glacial lake (Duck lake). This trail follows many lakes that are connected by a running stream so if you want to go light on water and sterilize your own as you go you can. I went towards the end of July when temps were 77 deg around noon but with the high elevation and lack of clouds it gets warm, I started to delayer half way through. Don’t forget the sunscreen and bug spray