Franklin Lakes Trail

Three Rivers, California 93271

Franklin Lakes Trail

Franklin Lakes Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Enclosed in a snow-dappled cirque below Mount Franklin and Tulare Peak, Lower Franklin Lake is as beautiful as nature and man could make it. Nature did an excellent job sculpting the scene, leaving sand-covered ledges on the granite slopes for scenic campsites. Man, in the form of Southern California Edison, created the large, deep lake. Upper Franklin Lake was left as nature intended, wild and beautiful."

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Trail Information

Three Rivers
Nearby City
2,527 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
6 hours
Mid-July through September
7,810 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,337 feet
Top Elevation
Sequoia National Park; Mineral King Ranger Station
Local Contacts
USFS John Muir Wilderness (South Section); USGS Mineral King
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018