Enchanted Pools, Twin Lakes, Island Lake Loop is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kyburz, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, fishing, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,309 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

fishing

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

views

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked from Wrights lake to Island Lake via Twin Lakes on 8/4/2018 and it was an amazing and beautiful hike.
Once up in Desolation Wilderness the view was spectacular although a bit hazy due to the smoke from all the wild fires in Nor Cal.
There are some sections of the "trail" where you really need to look for it but for the most part it's easy to follow

hiking
3 months ago

What a great trail (Twin Lakes trail). The climbing is reasonable and the lakes and creeks are beautiful. Trail is easy to follow.

As for this particular route: the genius who posted it failed to mention that the route past the pools heading toward Twin Lakes is not a trail. Thankfully the track was easy to follow via this app. If you want to do this route, I recommend you take Twin Lakes trail on the way out, and do the pools (north of the main trail) on your return

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago