Silver Lake Trail

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Silver Lake Trail is a 19.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Exeter, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October.

DISTANCE
19.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7618 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

A 31 mile round trip starting in Mineral King (Sequoia National Park). Stay a night at Bullfrog Lakes and then another at Silver Lake. Fish are in Silver Lake. Camping at both lakes are within the Golden Trout Wilderness in Sequoia National Forest. Silver Lake is an "out and back trip that is perfect for an extended weekend. Youll pass over Farewell Gap into Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog habitat. There are no fish in the headwaters of the Little Kern River or Bullfrog Lakes. If you want to fish, then power uphill to Silver Lake for plenty of fish.

hiking
3 months ago

Pros: incredible wild flowers, amazing views, and a lot of solitude. Cons: Trail from farewell pass to silver lake is completely overgrown at times with thorny shrubs and fallen trees. The trail beyond that is super hard to find until Franklin pass (which is still snowy) . Be prepared to navigate with a compass and topo and not see a defined trail for miles.

6 months ago

It is amazing scenery