Moose Lake via Watchtower and Pear Lakes Trails

HARD 3 reviews

Moose Lake via Watchtower and Pear Lakes Trails is a 15.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Three Rivers, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.

Distance: 15.9 miles Elevation Gain: 4,875 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

lake

views

scramble

off trail

backpacking
9 days ago

Awesome views!!! As the first review mentions, it is a bit of scramble once you get past Pear Lake. There isn't a trail, you just have to keep climbing. It will feel as though it never ends, but just when you think you are over it, you'll hit the top and see Moose Lake! We didn't see another soul out there, which was pretty cool. :)

hiking
off trail
scramble
9 months ago

Best if you have at least some off trail experience and time. Set camp at pear and do a day hike to Moose. Stunning vistas!!!

hiking
Wed Sep 05 2018

I have done this hike about 4 times. It is moderate until the climb out of Pear lake, which is off trail. It then becomes quit difficult. It's a scramble and at times you will be using your hands. Finding the correct route up from Pear to the table lands is tricky. Once on top it's moderate again. The scenic overlook on the NW rim is breathtaking and well worth the trip. If you plan to do this in one day, you better be a lot younger and fitter that I. A little land navigation is necessary, but I would classify that as moderate.