Florence Lake

Sierra National Forest, California

Elevation Gain3,053ft
Trailhead Elevation7,357ft
Elevation Min/Max7353/7919ft
Elevation Start/End7357/7357ft

Florence Lake

Florence Lake is a hiking trail in Fresno County, California. It is within Sierra National Forest and John Muir Wilderness. It is 9.3 miles long and begins at 7,357 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 18.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,053 feet. Near the trailhead there is a pipeline. Along the trail there is a meadow. This trail connects with the following: Sallie Keys, John Muir Trail and Florence Fry.

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"Approaching by way of the rugged canyon of the San Joaquin River and surrounded by a host of jagged summits, this trail delves into the secluded heart of Kings Canyon’s northern wilderness—the lush, green parkland of Evolution Valley."

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This is an outstanding through hike for the experienced. You'll tackle two 12K passes and walk through arguably the most beautiful scenery in the Sierras. We did it in reverse (South Lake to Florence Lake)as a 14 day trek with eight 13 year old Boy Scouts, who later would hike the whole Muir Trail. There's plenty of fish. Use bear precautions, especially in Le Conte Cnyn. Be prepared for any weather including snow in July.

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Trail Information

Sierra National Forest
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Sierra National Forest
Sierra National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Mt. Givens, Florence Lake, Mt. Hilgard, Ward Mountain
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