Palisade Glacier Trail

HARD 7 reviews
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Palisade Glacier Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Pine, California that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
695 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

4 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

backpacking
16 days ago

4 months ago

If you make it back here you know what's up! Except for those dang cheating pack train people.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Very beautiful and an easy day hike.

hiking
Monday, September 22, 2014

Great hike and scenery. You hike past 3 awesome turquoise-colored lake before starting the strenuous ascension towards the glacier. The last part is definitely a little more challenging as the trail disintegrates as you approach the impressive morraines that surround the glacier - so you better save some energy for the terminal bouldering phase. We did, but ran short on time so had to retrieve just a few hundred feet from our destination in order to make it back down to the car before nighttime. Bottom line, if you want to make it all the way up to the glacier and back in one day, you better get started early!!

hiking
Friday, July 25, 2014