Crown Lake

Bridgeport, California

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Starting beneath the Sawtooth Ridge, the most stunning parapet of crags north of the Ritter Range, this trail breaches the Sierra’s second-most-extensive roadless area with a visit to Hoover Wilderness, north of Yosemite.

Crown Lake Professional Review and Guide

"Starting beneath the Sawtooth Ridge, the most stunning parapet of crags north of the Ritter Range, this trail breaches the Sierra’s second-most-extensive roadless area with a visit to Hoover Wilderness, north of Yosemite."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Bridgeport
Distance: 15
Elevation Gain: 2,700 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 10 hours hiking time, but 2 or more days are recommended.
Season: Late June through early October.
Trailhead Elevation: 7,100 feet
Top Elevation: 9,500 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Bridgeport Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Buckeye Ridge, Matterhorn Peak.
Driving Directions: Directions to Crown Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

7/1/2010
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Great place to get a quick hike in while traveling up the I-5


10/9/2004
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Barney Lake is probably one of my favorite short trips in the Sierra. It is truly amazing. Although I made this trip a couple of years ago and can't describe the trip in too much detail, I highly reccommend this hike. We made the trip in October and were greeted with a crazy lightning storm at Crown Lake followed up with an inch of snow.



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May 2018