Brainerd and Finger Lakes

Big Pine, California 93513

Brainerd and Finger Lakes

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"Alpinists from all over the globe come to test their skills on the bevy of 13,000- to 14,000-foot peaks known as the Palisades. Splendid Sierra granite combined with dependably pleasant weather lure many mountaineers and technical climbers to the faces and ridges of these highly challenging and picturesque mountains. Hikers have the opportunity to enjoy the splendid alpine scenery of the Middle Palisades on the trail up South Fork Big Pine Creek to Brainerd Lake and then on a straightforward, offtrail route to Finger Lake and beyond. This is definitely a trip you’ll want to capture with your camera."

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Trail Information

Big Pine
Nearby City
3,740 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2–3 days
Mid-July to early October
Kings Canyon National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s Coyote Flat and Split Mountain
Local Maps