Granite Lake, Dick's Lake, Velma Lake, and Eagle Lake Loop

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Granite Lake, Dick's Lake, Velma Lake, and Eagle Lake Loop is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Emerald Bay, California that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2723 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Very beautiful views, crystalclear lakes, nice nature. The climb takes long (3h with little breaks) for a non-experienced hiker. The descent is very steap and took us 1h, because we were in a hurry due to the sunset.
We only made the first loop, which apparentely is the harder one.
Only critical point: the last 20min along the street. This is not nice and kind of dangerous.
Recommendation: start towards eagle lake - very nice climb, I guess nicer than towards granite lake.

Fantastic views. Did it just after the first snow. A bit cool but a wonderful backpacking trip with my daughter.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago