Shake Camp Campground to Maggie Lakes

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Giant Sequoia National Monument

Shake Camp Campground to Maggie Lakes is a 22.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Springville, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking.

Distance: 22.7 miles Elevation Gain: 5,606 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

running

forest

lake

views

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
Sun Feb 17 2019

Would like to note, this trail crosses into Sequoia NP therefore would not be dog-friendly. You can get to Maggie Lakes via the Summit trail with dogs though!

Mon Oct 15 2018

Did this hike 2nd week in October. Some snow on the ground once you reach Summit Lake. Took a wrong turn at the junction past Summit Lake and accidentally added about a mile before consulting map and realizing mistake. Didn’t make it to Maggie in time so ended up camping 1st night at Twin Lakes where we saw 2 structured fire pits. Trail from Twin Lakes to Maggie can be difficult to spot at time so we consulted the map quite often. There’s about 10+ camping sites at lower Maggie. Recommend downloading the AllTrails map if taking this route as opposed to the easier to follow Summit Trail. Great views, worth the trek!!!!

backpacking
Sun Jun 17 2018

My girlfriend and I hiked this trail in a two day backpacking trip. We camped out at Shake Camp before leaving for the first day ($15/night, self-pay station) and then left for Maggie Lakes the next day for the trailhead. You follow the trail to Summit Lake for the first part (mostly all uphill) and then go right around the lake once you reach the top (otherwise you have to go all the way around the lake). The pass is absolutely breathtaking. Definitely stop and explore for a little while there if you can. The trail then heads downhill until Maggie. Once you hit Twin Lakes, the trail is difficult to follow and there are a lot of downed trees you have to climb over. Twin Lakes is beautiful and so is Maggie. The trail is basically deserted. Be aware that you need a permit for Golden Trout wilderness (through Sequoia National Forest) and a permit to use a stove. Definitely bring some insect repellent, there are a lot of mosquitoes.

Sun Mar 04 2018

Beautiful lakes, but no fish.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Sat May 19 2018