Cirque Peak

Lone Pine, California

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An easily accessible peak with striking views, or a superlative peak linkup with Mount Langley. Most hikers in this area are here to climb Mount Langley, a 14,000-foot peak. But nearby Cirque Peak also makes a worthy goal. It also can be part of a hiking or trail-running linkup with Langley.
Climbing California's Mountains

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Climbing California's Mountains

by Jay Anderson (Falcon Guides)

An easily accessible peak with striking views, or a superlative peak linkup with Mount Langley. Most hikers in this area are here to climb Mount Langley, a 14,000-foot peak. But nearby Cirque Peak also makes a worthy goal. It also can be part of a hiking or trail-running linkup with Langley.

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Activity Type: Climbing
Nearby City: Lone Pine
Distance: 16
Elevation Gain: 2,590 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Class: Class 2
Season: Best June through September
Trailhead Elevation: 10,400 feet
Top Elevation: 12,990 feet
Local Contacts: Inyo National Forest
Local Maps: Southern California Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Cirque Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Cirque Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

5/31/2008
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The best part of this hike is the trail leading up to the peak. Alpine lakes, stream crossings and nice views - what more could you ask for. The last quarter of the trail was still covered with snow but it's pretty obvious where you are going. The views at the top are excellent and at only 2,600 elevation gain easy to come by. I'm looking forward to another trip to this area.



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May 2018