Lakes Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Tulare County, California. It is within Sequoia National Park. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 7,276 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,211 feet. The Wolverton Trailhead Info information board is near the trailhead. There are also parkings and a picnic site. Along the trail there is a camp site.
Lakes Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This jaunt culminates at exquisite Pear Lake, the last lake on the Lakes Trail. In the shadow of Alta Peak, this austere glacial bowl is a marvelous destination. The trip starts by ascending concrete steps, heading north on the signed Lakes Trail. Treading uphill you meet an unsigned trail on the left (west), leading downhill, which is part of the Long Meadow Trail (Hike 26). Continue around the curve to a junction at 0.1 mile with the Wolverton Trail leading left (northwest) to Lodgepole. Make a right (east) turn, staying on the Lakes Trail, and almost immediately pass another junction with the Long Meadow Trail."
--Laurel Scheidt, Hiking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Falcon Guides).
"The Lakes Trail begins in Wolverton and leads through dense forests to Heather Lake, Emerald Lake and Pear Lake. This hike follows the first portion of the Lakes Trail along Wolverton ridge. The trail parallels Wolverton Creek and has incredible views into Lodgepole and the Tokopah Valley."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Day Hike Books).
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