Mehrten and Alta Meadows

Lodgepole, California 93262

Mehrten and Alta Meadows

Mehrten and Alta Meadows Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Journey through the serenity of a red fir forest to the magnificence of flower-filled meadows and wonderful views of impressive peaks. The 12-mile round-trip is within the range of hikers in good condition, while excellent campsites will lure backpackers who want extra time to fully enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The first cluster of campsites near Mehrten Meadow reposes in the cool shade of forest, a mere 4 miles from the trailhead. The second set along the fringe of Alta Meadow sits beneath the ramparts of Tharps Rock and Alta Peak. Beyond Alta Meadow, a crosscountry route to the alpine realm of Moose Lake and The Tableland will tantalize offtrail buffs."

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Trail Information

Lodgepole
Nearby City
11.8
Distance
2,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2–3 days
Duration
July to mid-October
Season
Sequoia National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s Lodgepole
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018