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    Markleeville, California

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    Pollock Pines, CA
    Trailblazer | 1624 pts
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    11/1/2015
    This is a very pretty little section of the hike, but don't count on being wowed by the pond aka Noble Lake. It was a murky green little lake with nothing spectacular about it. The canyon that you drop into and the many creeks, not to mention the soaring peaks made this trip a keeper. Please note that i looked at 3 different guide books and each had a different mileage. It was 9.2 per my gps. There were several other people on the trail, all which had planned on a 7 mile hike. The last one mile, was up and up and up, but the down was delightful!
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    Carmel, CA
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    10/1/2012
    This is a very pretty hike. As the review says, it is remarkably well-engineered which makes the ups and downs very tolerable, except for the last mile, which is all uphill and along exposed volcanic mountainside. The first 3 miles or so are delightful forest. The lake is truly unremarkable, even bordering on homely. There are absolutely no trees for shade, but there are some nice grassy areas around the lake. If you are a geology fan, this is like a trip to the museum. Also, the distance is not 7.4 miles as reported. It is 8.7 miles measured by GPS.
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    Los Altos, CA
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    7/29/2006
    We were told that July is the best month for the high Sierra wild flowers. This year (2006) the wild flowers have been about two weeks late. They were in their prime
    the weekend of July 29,30 2006, spectacular right from the parking lot to Noble Lake.

    We were impressed how everyone has kept the trail so clean. The trail guide is faily accurate. Generally a two mile drop into the canyon and a 1.5 mile rise up to the lake. Spectaclar views all the way.
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    Mountain View, CA
    Explorer | 21 pts
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    5/14/2004
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    Beverly Hills, CA
    Adventurer | 341 pts
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    5/14/2004
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    Trail Information

    Markleeville
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    8.6
    Distance
    1,000 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    4-5 hours
    Duration
    Best in summer and fall
    Season
    Waterfalls
    Features
    Bridgeport Ranger District, HC62, Box 1000, Bridgeport 93517 (760) 932-7070; www.fs.usda.gov/main/htnf
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