Crown Point Loop Trail

Bridgeport, California 93517

Crown Point Loop Trail

Crown Point Loop Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Lingering snowfields and a difficult river crossing make it advisable to wait until August before setting out on this elegant loop through the Hoover Wilderness to a remote corner of Yosemite National Park. The suggested itinerary allows 3 days for the hike, with overnight camps at Crown and Peeler Lakes."

Crown Point Loop Trail Trip Reports

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7/23/2009
Great loop overall, very diverse set of geography and environment by sampling both eastern and western sides of the Sierras. Wonderful three day/two night, could easily be expanded.

first night at Crown Lake: very, very bad mosquitoes at sites located near northern outlet, but not certain that there are other really viable/legal sites in that part of the lake. Looked like some good options might be located ca. 0.25mi beforehand along the stream flowing out of Crown Lake, earlier at Robinson Lakes.

Rock Island Pass: simply stunning, particularly in views to east. No issue with any significant snow this year late July - trail completely clear.

second night, Peeler Lake: great sites located midway along lake; sites at eastern outlet sounded crowded from there, not a good sign. Mosquitos far less of an issue than at Crown Lake.

post-trip: Other guides recommended hot springs near Buckeye Campground, ca. 10 mi east of Twin Lakes/Mono Resort. I'll add to those recommendations -- great way to relax afterwards!
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Trail Information

Bridgeport
Nearby City
22.5
Distance
3,340 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
3 days
Duration
August through September
Season
7,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,150 feet
Top Elevation
Hoover Wilderness; Bridgeport Ranger Station
Local Contacts
USFS Hoover Wilderness; USGS Buckeye Ridge and Matterhorn Peak
Local Maps

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