Golden Trout Lakes

Independence, California

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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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"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."

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

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Jun 2018