Lower Soldier Lake Trail Sequoia National Park hike Inyo National Forest backcountry backpacking
Lower Soldier Lake lies at 10,800 feet on the eastern edge of Sequoia National Park. This is a favored place for backpackers to bed down, and for good reason. A host of trails and off-trail targets make this a prime base camp. The nearest trailhead is Horseshoe Meadow in the Golden Trout Wilderness, which offers two routes to Lower Soldier Lake. About half a mile separates the start of the... Read more.
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Tagged with · Backpacking · Free Trails · Golden Trout Wilderness · Lakes · Lone Pine · National Parks · Pacific Crest Trail
Distance: 19.2 miles · Elevation change: 2350 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 3, 2017
Cirque Peak Trail Sierra Nevada Mountains Summit Hike California Cottonwood Lakes Inyo National Forest Golden Trout Wilderness John Muir Wilderness
Cirque Peak can be reached from either Cottonwood Pass Trail or Cottonwood Lakes Trail. The mountain rises between the two, straddling the divide of the Golden Trout and John Muir Wildernesses. The summit boasts an excellent panorama with a good look at Mount Langley to the north, the Cottonwood Lakes to the east, and the sprawling Sierra to the west. By far the easiest approach to Cirque... Read more.
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Tagged with · Backpacking · Free Trails · Golden Trout Wilderness · John Muir Wilderness · Lone Pine · Off Trail · Summits
Distance: 19 miles · Elevation change: 2900 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 21, 2017
Sierra Lakes Old Cottonwood Creek Trail Golden Trout Wilderness hike John Muir Wilderness Lone Pine South Fork Lakes
Old Cottonwood Creek Trail breaks from the popular Cottonwood Lakes Trail for a more secluded hike into Cottonwood Basin, visiting pristine meadows, alpine lakes, flowing creeks, and amber forests. The trail provides a lovely 8-mile day hike to South Fork Lake, with several options to extend to nearby lakes and peaks. Take Cottonwood Lakes Trail from Horseshoe Meadow as it runs downhill... Read more.
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Tagged with · Creeks · Free Trails · Golden Trout Wilderness · John Muir Wilderness · Lakes · Lone Pine
Distance: 9 miles · Elevation change: 1150 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 21, 2017
Cottonwood Lakes Trail Inyo National Forest John Muir Wilderness Sierra lake hike
Cottonwood Lakes Trail provides a scenic romp through the Southeastern Sierra with alpine lakes and mountain views. Located south of Mount Whitney and west of the city of Lone Pine, the trail travels through the Golden Trout Wilderness and the John Muir Wilderness to end at the border of Sequoia National Park. This is a superb trail for day hikers and backpackers alike. The first mile... Read more.
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Tagged with · Creeks · Free Trails · Golden Trout Wilderness · John Muir Wilderness · Lakes · Lone Pine
Distance: 15 miles · Elevation change: 2350 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 16, 2018
Chicken Spring Lake Trail Golden Trout Wilderness Inyo National Forest Hike Sierra Nevada Mountains Cottonwood Pass
This mountain lake is 0.6 miles from Cottonwood Pass, making it an easy 8.2-mile round trip hike from Horseshoe Meadow. With just 1,330 feet of elevation gain en route to the lake, this is a desirable destination for day-hikers and a good first camp for backpackers. Follow Cottonwood Pass Trail to a junction at the pass with Pacific Crest Trail. Turn right and continue through a rocky... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Golden Trout Wilderness · Lakes · Lone Pine · Pacific Crest Trail
Distance: 8.2 miles · Elevation change: 1330 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 21, 2017
eastern sierra campground lone pine Horseshoe Meadow Inyo National Forest Cottonwood Golden Trout Wilderness Horseshoe Meadow Campground Cottonwood Lakes Campground
Cottonwood Pass Trail and Cottonwood Lakes Trail provide great portals into Inyo National Forest and Sequoia National Park. Hiking begins at an elevation of 10,000 feet, providing a launch pad into the high sierra. Because you start so high up, acclimating is a key to avoiding altitude sickness. For this reason, a pair of first-come first-serve campgrounds offer a valuable resource for... Read more.
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Cottonwood Pass Trail Golden Trout Wilderness hike backpacking Sierra trails
At an elevation of 11,200 feet, Cottonwood Pass serves as a gateway to the Golden Trout Wilderness and Sequoia National Park. The pass is reached via a 3.5-mile one way trail from Horseshoe Meadow, which has an elevation of 10,000 feet, making this is one of the easiest passes for hikers to reach in the Eastern Sierra. A view of Trail Peak from Horseshoe Meadow Pick up the trail at... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Golden Trout Wilderness · Lone Pine · Pacific Crest Trail
Distance: 7 miles · Elevation change: 1200 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 16, 2018

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