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Wrights Lake Campground to Lower Twin Lake

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Wrights Lake Campground to Lower Twin Lake is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kyburz, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 8.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,128 feet Route Type: Out & Back

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

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2 months ago

Did this hike on October 22nd. Absolutely gorgeous Fall day with beautiful Fall colors. I started around 8 in the morning so it was still really cold. When I got up closer to the lakes, the sun was still behind one of the peaks and a few of the small ponds were frozen with a thin layer of ice. Temperature was perfect sitting by the lakes in the sun, listening to the birds and light breeze with the water lapping at the shore. The starting point on the Alltrails map starts at a parking lot that isn't the actual trailhead. There is another parking lot where the proper trailhead is. This time of year the campground is closed and the signs make it seem like you have to park in the first lot but the road to the actual trailhead is open. I discovered this after walking 3/4 miles. It didn't damper the beautiful day but now I know.

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4 months ago

Great hike on 9/1. Great weather and beautiful views. This was a bit steeper than expected but overall not too challenging. The views at the lake and the waterfalls flowing from it were well worth the effort!

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rocky
5 months ago

I hiked this trail on Sunday, 8/11/2019 I parked at the Wright's Lake Campground, and started at the Twin Lakes TH around 10 am. Gorgeous day! Lots of water flowing down from lower Twin Lakes, all along your hike up to the Lake. Wonderful opportunity to cut over to the left of the TH and watch the streams rush over granite slabs, due to our wonderful snowfall last winter. As you head beyond these streams, you plateau into an area with a pond and stone hopping, beautifully nestled among lightly snow capped peaks. Just a bit beyond this area, you come upon Lower Twin Lakes. You have the option of stopping your hike here, lakeside, or you can cross over Twin Lakes Creek (balancing over fallen logs) to the left, and continue up some granite slabs to Upper Twin Lakes. Here, you can sit lakeside, enjoying a waterfall that stems from a Lake nestled above and beyond Upper Twin Lakes, named by others-Shangri-la. Beautiful hike, serene, not overly traveled. Perfect day hike, expect the full 9 miles for both Lakes, or more if you do some extra boulder scrambling for photo ops. Suncreen and bugspray, and of course water, with many opportunities to filter if you want to! Finished day hike around 5:30 pm. Enjoy!

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5 months ago

Lots of water which meant lots of waterfalls. Tried to make it to Island Lake but had a difficult time finding the appropriate trail.

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rocky
5 months ago

Amazing hike. Gorgeous views. But watch for Mosquitos, mosquitos mosquitos. Additionally careful because any group larger than 12 will be limited by Rangers and sent off 15mins apart.

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6 months ago

I hiked the trail on 724/19. Trail is in good shape. Some mosquitoes at the trailhead. Bring repellent

this trail was one of the most amazing i have ever done! its definitely a bit of a climb but well worth it for the views of all the lakes. i took an inflatable paddle board with me to paddle out on island lake and have never been more amazed. i just did a day hike but it is also amazing for backpacking and camping! i highly recommend this trail! but a warning coming back out and down to lower elevation: there are a ton of ruthless mosquitos so be prepared! i was being eaten alive! but still worth it for all the amazing and breathtaking views!

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4 months ago

recorded Recording - Aug 24, 06:25 PM

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