Rae Lakes Loop

Cedar Grove, California 95709

Rae Lakes Loop

Rae Lakes Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Many consider the Rae Lakes Loop the quintessential High Sierra trek. Certainly the route is among the most popular. Thousands of backpackers flock to the area every summer, routinely filling the daily quota for wilderness permits. The Rae Lakes area is blessed with subalpine scenery as fine as any in the Sierra, with crystalline lakes reflecting an array of glacier-sculpted domes and jagged peaks. Jaunts into the mountain splendor of the neighboring Sixty Lakes Basin offer more chances for discovering serenity away from the main trail."

Rae Lakes Loop Reviews

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7/5/2018
An incredible hike, especially the JMT portion. The Rae Lakes were quite crowded, however, and campsites were hard to find.
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Trail Information

Cedar Grove
Nearby City
39
Distance
7,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
3–5 days
Duration
Mid-July to mid-October
Season
Kings Canyon National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s The Sphinx and Mt. Clarence King
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018