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Whisky Creek Camp Trail is a 7.3 mile out and back trail located near Olympic Valley, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.3 mi Elevation gain 1,725 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Backpacking

Hiking

Running

Lake

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Waypoints (2)
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    Trailhead

    39.17924, -120.22962

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    Whisky Creek Camp

    39.16570, -120.27227

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Kelly Klein
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Backpacking

Really fun trail. A bit crowded on the trail to Five Lakes (as expected on 4th of July), but once you veered off onto the PCT and Whisky Creek trail there was hardly anyone. Good beginner one-nighter backpacking trip

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Alex Smith
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Hiking

Great place for intro backpacking. Went in Friday evening so was cool ascent. Day two hiked through Squaw to Granite Chief, back via valley and a Whiskey creek. Sunday hiked out. Did with kids 12-14 us old

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Philip Rewcastle
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Doug Fresch
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HikingPrivate property

The trail is big in most places and easy to follow. There’s plenty of room for the heavy traffic we came across. The elevation change is pretty easy and we are beginner backpackers. There’s plenty of shade after the first mile and a half or so. The lakes are cool and refreshing right now, and there are plenty of areas to enjoy. The trail before the last lake was pretty crowded but after the turn off we didn’t see many people all the way to the cabins at whiskey creek camp. The camp itself is spacious with plenty of flat spots and trees for shade. We didn’t really have a problem with mosquitos. Definitely worth doing again. Maybe continue on to Diamond crossing or maybe Pikayune valley.

Jeff Lennan
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Lew Gray
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Hiking

This trail is well maintained and well marked. It is a good climb and mostly exposed up to the summit. Out to Whiskey Creek, you are about half and half, on the overhead cover. The crowds fade away after the 5 Lakes turn off.

Cort Mukina
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HikingSnow

The trail up to five lakes is in good shape. However, for about a mile starting at the first lake as you hike west/southwest to link up with the PCT there is still a lot of snow on the trail. Also, the creek just before the cabin/trail end is impassable due to heavy snow melt. Maybe you’d be willing to take off boots and pants to wade across but we weren’t...

Nick Davis
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Courtney H.
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Nick Davis
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Tommy Adams
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Scott Tuft
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Brittany Wiley
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Liz Fontaine
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Matt Scandalis
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Tom Semrad
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Brandon Ebeck
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Drew Maran
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Drew Maran
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Arielle Lightcap
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Ellie Krauss
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Jon Curran
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Heidi Friedman
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Sam Gonzalez
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Sam Gonzalez
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Diana Bushey
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JEFF KAPLOWITZ
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Lew Gray
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Kaitlin Birnbaum
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Kaitlin Birnbaum
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