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Twin Lakes to Peeler Lake

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Twin Lakes to Peeler Lake is a 15.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bridgeport, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 15.8 miles Elevation Gain: 2,962 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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10 days ago

Absolutely amazing hike. Twin Lakes to Barney Lake is a good day hike, but getting up to Peeler (8 miles, 8.3 miles to the campground) is a bit much for a day hike. The hike to Barney (4 miles) is fairly uneventful with little elevation gain. Starts to get really good once you get out of the woods and can see things. From Barney to Peeler is where the elevation hits. Lots of switchbacks and river crossings (plenty of rocks to hop across so don't worry about having waterproof shoes). Moderately difficult hike. The Peeler Lake camping area is expansive and gorgeous. Right on the lake, plenty of flat places to put a tent. The trail continues on to Yosemite wilderness area and you can go off trail to summit Crown Point (incredible, but difficult hike).

backpacking
1 month ago

Beautiful, diverse trail. We camped 2 nights about 1.5 miles passed Barney lake and did a day trip to Peeler. Stunning lake but we were very glad to not have full packs - the uphill getting to Peeler was intense. No bugs or snow, although some spots were rather windy and it did get cold at night. Not many camp spots between Barney and the first set of switchbacks up to Peeler but we managed to find one with a fire ring around 8400 ft.

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bugs
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Hiked this trail July 21st. Easy hike to Barney Lake. No snow but the trail was overgrown and was too tight to really use trekking poles. was brushing up again a lot of brush through a section and ended up finding a tick on me. Not many places to camp but there are a few if you look around. The next day we hiked to peeler lake. there is a river crossing where we took off our shoes. after the river the trail starts to gain elevation. a few switchbacks, 2 more small river crossing and a few snow patches but not tough to get around. made it to the lake in 3hrs. we followed the trail to the backside of the lake and found a spot. The view of the lake made the hike well worth it. We planned to stay 2 nights but the mosquitoes were vicious so we left a day early. Hiked all the way back to twin lakes in 4hrs and only stopped once to fill up on water. the distance we tracked from peeler to twin lakes was 11.2 miles total. Will definitely plan on doing this hike again in the future.

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rocky
snow
3 months ago

Backpacked this trail July fourth weekend, this year was one of the wettest years and there was snow past the cross roads of crown lake and peeler lake. Getting to peeler lake after Barney was a challenge and many people turned back because of snow. Decided to give it a try and it was quite challenging... going a couple miles strait up the snow pack (trekking poles are a must) and doing some technical maneuvers, I was then rewarded with some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen(see photos). The risk is well worth the reward in my case... bonus: the trout are HUGE at peeler lake and are quite hungry!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Great trail, but the mileage listed on All Trails is off. From the Barney Lake trailhead near upper Twin Lakes to Peeler Lake is about 10 miles one way, and from the far end of Barney Lake to the first meet up of Peeler Lake is closer to 5 miles which are all mostly steep switchbacks. If you’re backpacking and not acclimated to the altitude, recommend setting up camp for a night around Barney then heading out to Peeler. Elevation at Peeler is ~9,800 -10,000+. Lots of great water spots and you can tell the trail and camp spots are respected. No trash, and no fires. Great hike full of eastern Sierra beauty.

Friday, September 07, 2018

amazing trail

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

excellent hike. beautiful fall colors and peeler lake is gorgeous! bring your fishing pole! steep from barney to peeler but mainly flat from twin to barney

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recorded Barney lake to Twin Lakes

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