Monarch Lakes

Three Rivers, California 93271

Monarch Lakes

Monarch Lakes Professional Review and Guide

"The reward for this hike’s stiff climb is a pair of lovely subalpine lakes cradled in a picturesque cirque beneath multicolored, metamorphic rock peaks. Not only is the destination stunningly beautiful, but the views of Mineral King Valley during the ascent are equally impressive. Despite the climb—2,500 feet in 3-plus miles—this trip up the Sawtooth Pass Trail is fairly popular among backpackers and dayhikers alike."

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Trail Information

Three Rivers
Nearby City
2,740 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Mid-July to mid-October
Sequoia National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s Mineral King
Local Maps