Piute Mountin Peeler Lake Loop Trail

HARD 6 reviews
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Piute Mountin Peeler Lake Loop Trail is a 46.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bridgeport, 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 October.

DISTANCE
46.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
10164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

backpacking
4 days ago

Did it counterclockwise. Climb up to Smedberg was longer than we thought. Beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Started at Twin Lakes to Barney, then in to Peeler. The trail is covered in snow in some spots closer to Peeler. Definitely tired when we reached camp. There were mosquitos everywhere. The lake is a beautiful sight to see.

hiking
3 months ago

Similar to Bryan below, started at the campground went to Barney and continue to peeler. I was definitely keeping a fast paced hiking speed, so I was pretty tired when i got back to the campground, but the hike was well worth the views. There was some snow towards the last half mile to peeler, but nothing unmanageable in hiking boots. Cannot stress enough how many Mosquitos were by the lake though if you are planning on back packing and camping.

hiking
Sunday, July 14, 2013

I hiked starting in the campground at twin lakes up to barney and then continued on to peeler lake, we did it as a day hike, and let me tell you that doing it in a day is super tough. but the views and the sense of accomplishment are well worth it if you are in the area its a great hike

camping
Tuesday, February 01, 2011

This is a hike we used for client trips at Leave No Trace Adventures. For beginning hikers we opted for staying just at the end of Barney Lake on first night although a short distance, seemed to make it much more enjoyable for the clients. The switch backs that begin shortly after Barney Lake on the way to Crown or Peeler Lakes can be difficult for first time backpackers. We then move off to the right towards Peeler Lake and stay one or two days, depending if anyone wants to bag a peak. We then head back to Crown Lake for a night and another nice set of switches await you to the hike to 20 Mule Pass if you wish, but without packs. Great scenery, fishing, and the view atop the peaks at Peeler Lake are incredible.