Golden Trout Lakes

Independence, California 93526

Golden Trout Lakes

Golden Trout Lakes Professional Guide

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"The Golden Trout Lakes provide a fine destination for either a pleasant dayhike or an overnight backpack. The lakes are cradled in a talus-filled cirque just below the Sierra Crest in the shadow of Mt. Gould and Dragon Peak. Few trails allow hikers into such an austere alpine setting so quickly."

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Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"The three lakes generally referred to as the Golden Trout Lakes (only the southernmost lake has the official name) provide fine destinations for either a pleasant day hike or an overnight backpack. The lakes are cradled in talus-filled cirques just below the Sierra Crest in the shadow of Mount Gould and Dragon Peak. Very few trails allow hikers into such an austere alpine environment with so little effort." Read more

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Trail Information

Independence
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5
Distance
2,295 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 days
Duration
Mid-July to mid-October
Season
Kings Canyon National Park
Local Contacts
Kearsarge Peak
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018