Mount Gould Trail

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Mount Gould Trail is a 9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Seven Pines, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,772 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

fishing

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

lake

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
4 months ago

Very well kept trail, easy grade to the pass. No real established trail to peak, soft and shifty soil. Very windy approaching summit, didn’t finish due to high winds.

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

Beautiful. Heading north from the pass, I stayed mainly on the right side of the ridge up until the darker colored rocks. Then I stayed on the left side from there. This is where the scrambling also starts. Had to leave due to storm clouds coming in. Mostly class 3 with slight class 4 towards the end. There is also a false summit and false peak just before the actual peak. Ended up accidentally climbing up the false peak via class 4 scramble on the east side only to realize I wasn't on the actual peak.

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Fri Jan 18 2019

I did this back in September. Amazing especially when you get up top and see the lakes. Very windy though

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Sun Sep 23 2018

This beautiful trail with gently ascending switchbacks makes the 2,555 ft of elevation gain feel easy. Once you've reached the crest the views are stunning. There are multiple lakes along the way. It was quite windy near the the top the day we went.

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Mon Jun 18 2018

I just hiked this on 6.16.18. No snow on trail only a small patch near top. Very windy at the summit. The last section from the top of Kearsarg Pass to the summit is nothing to joke about, this is the hardest part of this hike since it is straight up. Save your energy for this section. There seems to be a trail to the summit that you can follow however it is very hard to see on the way up. Such a beautiful hike and a great view into Kings Canyon!

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Fri Aug 11 2017

My trip was an overnight starting at the Onion Valley trailhead, then on to Heart Lake for the night. The next day from Heart Lake to Kearsarg Pass at 11,758. The above route is nothing to galk at as each of those are also rated as hard but well worth the effort, as Heart Lake can only be reached by a 600ft climb up or down based on entry point. Once one reaches Kearsarg one heads up the incline increases via 1000 feet in half mile, then after circumventing the three false peaks one then reaches Gould at 13,005ft in three quarters of a mile. I have attached a picture of Gould taken from the third false peak just to show the peak. While the third false peak is only 12,995ft but is not as technically challenging as Gould. The peak will yeld some of the majestic views one can only achieve by climbing to such heights. To Each Hiker is Their Own!

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Sat Oct 22 2016

recorded Kearsage Pass

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Sun Jul 12 2015

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Tue Jun 23 2015