Photos of Little Lakes Valley to Gem Lakes

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
994 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

snow

backpacking
2 hours ago

One of my favorite short trails! Gorgeous mountain and lake views with abundant water sources (passing through seven lakes in 3.5 miles)! Nice campsites along Heart Lake, Chickenfoot Lake and Gem Lake. Fishing is good in most lakes. Perfect for older dogs. Very crowded and hard to find parking during summer. Permits are hard to come by, but walk-ins are very doable.