Dollar Lake Trail

Seven Oaks, California

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Not only does this region contain beautiful alpine lakes nestled beneath towering peaks where wildflowers grow abundantly and wildlife frolics in the canyon recesses, but water is ever-present even in dryer years, and the snow hangs around later here due to the north-facing slopes and higher elevation. The combination of all of these elements makes the area gorgeous and spectacular. It contains, without a doubt, some of the most stunning forest scenery in all of Southern California.
100 Classic Hikes in Southern California

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100 Classic Hikes in Southern California

by Allen Riedel (The Mountaineers Books)

Not only does this region contain beautiful alpine lakes nestled beneath towering peaks where wildflowers grow abundantly and wildlife frolics in the canyon recesses, but water is ever-present even in dryer years, and the snow hangs around later here due to the north-facing slopes and higher elevation. The combination of all of these elements makes the area gorgeous and spectacular. It contains, without a doubt, some of the most stunning forest scenery in all of Southern California.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Seven Oaks
Distance: 11
Elevation Gain: 2,600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 6 hours
Season: Late spring to late fall
Trailhead Elevation: 6,950 feet
Top Elevation: 9,550 feet
Local Contacts: San Bernardino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS San Gorgonio Mountain, Moonridge
Topo Map: Dollar Lake Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

8/28/2010

What the guides don't tell you is that this trail and Dry Lake Trail start from South Fork Trail. I only hiked the South Fork Trail due to a time limitation, but that trail was nice. A constant, gradual uphill to the junction of Dollar & Dry Lake Trails. About 2 miles. Good test of altitude fitness -- excellent for first timers in the altitude. No water available, so pack a lot!

9/12/2009

I have been on various hikes all over the United States and I have to say that this was very difficult. I took my map with me and found that things are not always as they seem. The distances are approximate, but this was way off the mark. The area is beautiful if you can endure the very steep slopes. I would recomend this hike to only those that are advanced.

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