Big and Little Five Lakes

Three Rivers, California 93271

Big and Little Five Lakes

Big and Little Five Lakes Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This trip, which visits Big and Little Five Lakes, is perhaps the best backpackers’ route for looping the dramatic alpine country east of Mineral King. Challenging passes and remote lakes reward the hiker, and fishing for golden and brook is good to excellent."

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Trail Information

Three Rivers
Nearby City
3,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
6 days
Best early July to early October
8,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,500 feet
Top Elevation
Sequoia National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Mineral King, Chagoopa Falls
Local Maps

Trail Log