Dinkey Lakes

Shaver Lake, California 93634

Dinkey Lakes

Dinkey Lakes Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Dinkey Lakes Wilderness receives far less traffic than its eastern neighbor, John Muir Wilderness. This well-graded route leads past nearly a dozen alpine lakes that are set amid granite spires and sawtooth ridgelines. The shallow lakes are relatively warm for swimming."

Dinkey Lakes Trip Reports

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11/27/2009
My husband and I did part of this hike and loved it. Being late in the season, we ran into too much snow and couldn't go all the way to the Dinkey Lakes, but the scenery along the way was fabulous. Saw less than 10 people total in 2 days.
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7/7/2007
This was my first backpacking trip. It is very nice with good views. The best lake is Cliff lake but they're all good. When compared to all the trips since then It is probably not as good, thats why i gave it 3 stars. But don't get me wrong it was really nice. I would recomend it for beginers.
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Trail Information

Shaver Lake
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
20
Distance
1,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3 days
Duration
Best early July to late August
Season
8,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,000 feet
Top Elevation
Sierra National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Courtright Reservoir, Dogtooth Peak
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