DISTANCE
35.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
11,341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

10 months ago

Hiked from Onion Valley Campground to Charlotte Lake in about 5 hours. Reviews below mention it's a 3-4 day trip but that is only if you average about 3 miles per day. We took the high route over bullfrog and kearsarge lakes because the route was less strenuous. Camped at Charlotte Lake and saw a couple bears so make sure you carry you bear canister! Overall it was an amazing hike with breathtaking views