Franklin Lakes

Three Rivers, California

Franklin Lakes Professional Review and Guide

"Scores of hikers and backpackers travel the popular Franklin Lakes Trail to access the picturesque lakes, cradled in a dramatic cirque beneath the Great Western Divide. As with most trails in the Mineral King area, this one climbs steadily out of the valley. Rainbow-colored metamorphic rock in Farewell and Franklin Canyons provides optical delights during the stiff ascent to the lakes."

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Trail Information

Three Rivers
Nearby City
11
Distance
2,910 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2–3 days
Duration
Early July to mid-October
Season
Sequoia National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s Mineral King
Local Maps
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Activity Feed

Jun 2018