Pear Lake Trail

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Pear Lake Trail is a 11.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sequoia National Park, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and fly fishing and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3310 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

fly fishing

hiking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

snow

no dogs

Directions from Big Stump Entrance: Follow Highway 180 northward to Generals Highway. Turn right on to Generals Highway and follow it approximately 27 miles to the turn off for Wolverton. Turn left and drive two miles to the trailhead.

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backpacking
3 days ago

Thoroughly exhausting and thoroughly exhilarating! Four of us spent two nights at Emerald Lake below Pear - we all thought the sites there were nicer. Plenty of mosquitos. Another mile to Pear for a day hike. Highly recommended: add another mile with an excursion down the Pear Lake drainage, past the Ranger hut to view the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River rushing down the granite slopes on the way to the canyon below. Stunning! Then bushwhack back up to the main trail. No campfires at Emerald or Pear, but bear boxes and vault toilets (yay!) at both.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Like Alpine Lakes? My brother and I hiked this as a day hike, went past 4 different alpine lakes and was absolutely stunning. Not an easy climb, bring hiking poles if you want to save stamina. Defiantly doable with hiking poles for non-avid hikers.

Go via the watchtower if it's open, easier and better views

hiking
8 days ago

Beautiful! Wildflowers still in bloom, delicious lakes and stunning views.

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18 days ago

its a must see... saw one bear on the way in and another on the way out

hiking
19 days ago

My 10 year old daughters first overnight. It was perfect.

backpacking
22 days ago

Beautiful

backpacking
22 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Very nice trails

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