Gilbert Lake

Independence, California

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The good news is that you’re in a postcard the moment you step on the trail, with Independence Creek on your left and a couple of cascades to dress up the granite cirque backdrop.
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by Linda and David Mullally (Falcon Guides)

The good news is that you’re in a postcard the moment you step on the trail, with Independence Creek on your left and a couple of cascades to dress up the granite cirque backdrop.

© 2016 Linda and David Mullally/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Independence
Distance: 4.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 9,205 feet
Top Elevation: 10,397 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Inyo National Forest, Mount Whitney Ranger Station, P.O. Box 8, Lone Pine 93914; (760) 876-6200. Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center, 798 N. Main St., Lone Pine 93914; (760) 873-2500; fs.usda.gov/inyo.
Local Maps: USGS Kearsarge Peak; USFS Inyo National Forest; John Muir Wilderness; National Geographic Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks Trail Map; Tom Harrison Kearsarge Pass
Driving Directions: Directions to Gilbert Lake

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