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Highland Peak Via PCT is a 11.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Markleeville, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 11.8 mi Elevation gain 4,150 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Backpacking Hiking Running Views Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Over grown Rocky Snow Off trail No shade
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Highland Peak from Ebbetts Pass

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Matt Frost
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

Tough hike you really end up climbing 3 peaks on this hike. It’s ultra remote and a very rewarding hike.

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Lawrence Edwards
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Perhaps I was lucky but I found it pretty easy to stay on use trails most of the way up past Noble Lake. They fade in and out a bit, but with some route finding skills and a map or GPS it seemed pretty simple to stay on track. After reaching the saddle it’s an almost continual climb to the top, only broken up by several false summits! Definitely a leg killer but the views all the way up are well worth it. I actually found the hardest bit to be at the end having to climb out of Noble Creek Canyon on tired legs!

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Andrey Rybikov
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Hiking

did this hike today 9/3/18 and it was very tough when climbing to the top of the peak. The hike to Noble lake was easy but then you have to branch out to the left. All I did was follow Ken Toyama's recording. Yes it's true there is no trail so you are basically just using common sense and looking at your map to the peak. At times I saw foot prints and some vague trails paths. it is all uphill once you reach the ridge and it killed my legs. I almost gave up a few times but made it to the top. I didn't see a single hiker until the very end of my hike.

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Lucas Griffin
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Brandon Broholm
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John Allred
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Claude Robinson
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