Explore the most popular no dogs trails near Springville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I did a little more than this, reaching precipice lake and the pass after. As of late May, it was still fully covered with snow to go this far, but no snow if you only reach Hamilton lake.
Also, I did this back and forth in a day hike, about 36 miles. Very doable since up to Hamilton lake (and even later - up to where there was snow) the trail is extremely well marked and easy to follow, you can do 3 miles/hour easily

Nice hike, but it’s a little tough to follow the path as you reach sight of the rocky bald summit. And after enjoying a nice twilight vista, it’s doubly hard to find the path back down.

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3 months ago

Stumbled across this trail while visiting King’s Canyon back at the end of January. A lot of the Park was closed due to snowy roads but we stumbled across this one and fit in one last hike before the end of the day. Easy 40 mins up to the peak and back down right at sunset. Easily made our day as we had our 2 yr old with us.

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5 months ago

Definitely more snow then anticipated but it made this short hike more of a fun adventure. The top was beautiful.

One of the best views for such a short hike.

Quick and easy hike. Perfect short and simple trail to get an amazing view of the sunrise if you get up there early enough!

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9 months ago

Had the whole hike to myself. Stunning views.

Worth it to relax at the end with a beautiful view in front of you

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11 months ago

Nice views but heavy smoke from fires reduced visibility a lot

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Easy quick hike with great 360 degree views at the top.

backpacking
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Traveled to this lake via Twin lakes trail from Lodgepole campground. Was a beautiful lake and surrounding. In mid August of 2016, weather was perfect, not many skitos

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

Oct 31 2015 - We (4 men, ages 20-30) started out at Bearpaw around 10am and made it to Lower Hamilton Lake around 12pm. It is a very strenuous hike. The first half or less is essentially down hill, the second half or more is all uphill on blasted granite and hardpack. This whole section of trail involves stepping up or down and seldom provides level ground. I busted my knee on this portion of the trail, so if you are prone to knee pain, brace up, bring trekking poles and have fun.
If you are returning to Bear Paw meadow, start early so you can enjoy the lake. The solitude up there is absolutely spectacular and the views of the Kaweahs on the way are breath taking.
On our way to the lakes, while the trail is flat and hugging a long granite wall, a small black bear dropped from a precipice about 40-50 ft ahead of us and sprinted away down the trail. I think our loud talk gave him advance notice of our presence which is a good thing. You don't want to surprise a bear if you are close to them.
The Kaweah River bridge (30 minute hike from Bear Paw meadow) is a nice stopping point and if memory serves, it is the point where the trail becomes completely uphill until Hamilton Lakes. Just know this, you aren't close to Hamilton Lakes until you encounter tide pool like areas from the outflow of the lower lake.
The final ascent is a mellow winding granite staircase and then, voila, you will see a few wilderness campsites and a beautiful high alpine lake. Also, there is a high alpine toilet with no walls around it so your views are great even while using the toilet.

on Lost Lake Trail

camping
Monday, July 18, 2016

Beatiful scenery. Saw some deer & had a bear peruse around our camp our last night. Hikes a bit of a challenge with a loaded pack but worth it.

backpacking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Great first time hike for an amateur backpacker

walking
Monday, May 16, 2016

An easy trail with a great view. The actual trail was not displayed in my AllTrails map. Check the map displayed at the trail start. It shows the correct path.

hiking
Monday, March 28, 2016

Made an initial effort with a group of boys to make Hamilton Lakes in 2015, got hit with hail storm and rain 9 miles in. We made camp and returned back. A must do bucket list Backpacking trip!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

I am going back this August. I hope I am able to go back every year and backpack even deeper into the high sierras. Love it!!!

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Seville Lake is a beauty, and arriving there is to find it partially surrounded by huge, alpine formations with lines of trees growing in the glacial striations, the eye moving up, then back down to lotsa fish jumping. Might have to learn to fish! We started at Marvin's Pass, and hiked down down down through conifer forests to Comanche Meadow where we spent the first night. We heard a tree fall with a boom, and owls. Saw two bears foraging for bugs in a downed tree. Before going to Seville Lake we day-hiked a few miles down Sugarloaf Trail to see what that was like, then went back to camp for our gear. Followed Belle Canyon down to Seville Lake, which was a beautiful, lush forest trail along side a creek, filled with wildflowers - and - lots of mosquitoes. The trail we expected from the 2006 NatGeo map was not there which would have made the 3d leg of the triangular loop back to Marvin's Pass, so we backtracked to the Pond Meadow junction, and climbed back up until it flattened out again near Rowell Meadow. A lovely two night, three day hike at an easy pace. We'd go back to this lake again.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

I completed the trail yesterday, April 10. It is an easy hike, only one mile from the parking lot to the end of the trail. Its is not a proper peak but rather a semi dome with big boulders on top.
The views to the forest are better than the views from the overlook a few miles away along the highway. As of yesterday there was a few inches of snow but nothing bad. Make sure to check out the granite formations in the beginning of the trail.
I do not know why it said that the trail is on Springville when it actually is inside of the National Park

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Simply the most beautiful hike I've ever done. I can't wait to go back.

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