20 Lakes Basin Trail

Lundy, California 93541

20 Lakes Basin Trail

20 Lakes Basin Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Twenty beautiful high alpine lakes in one small basin is certainly a good enough reason for a visit, and the beautiful backdrop of glacier-clad mountains will make you want to return again and again. The relatively short access trails and minor elevation gain are added incentives to make repeated visits. If this sounds like a paradise with easy access and beautiful scenery, it is. Naturally, this perfection attracts large numbers of hikers. Then, to compound the overuse problem, a passenger ferry makes several trips a day carrying swarms of additional hikers to the upper end of Saddlebag Lake, cutting 3 miles off the loop’s total distance."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
523 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 hours
Mid-July through September
10,150 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,400 feet
Top Elevation
Hoover Wilderness; Mono Lake Ranger Station and Saddlebag Lake Kiosk
Local Contacts
USFS Hoover Wilderness; USGS Tuolumne Meadows and Matterhorn Peak
Local Maps