Charlotte Lake

Cedar Grove, California 95709

Charlotte Lake

Charlotte Lake Professional Review and Guide

"Charlotte Lake offers a pleasant atmosphere for overnight stays in the heart of Kings Canyon’s backcountry. However, because of the area’s popularity, backpackers are limited by park regulations to a two-night stay. The lake is not only a fine destination, but JMT thru-hikers and backpackers doing the Rae Lakes Loop will find the lake a convenient overnight stop. Because of the distance and moderate climb from Roads End, most parties will opt for a first-night’s camp somewhere along Bubbs Creek, such as Sphinx Creek Camp, Junction Meadow, or Vidette Meadow."

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Trail Information

Cedar Grove
Nearby City
5,890 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2–3 days
Mid-July to early October
Kings Canyon National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s The Sphinx and Mt. Clarence King
Local Maps