Mosquito Lakes

Three Rivers, California 93271

Mosquito Lakes

Mosquito Lakes Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike takes you on a nice trip to a pretty lake, perfect for a picnic lunch with time to relax on the shore."

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Your Complete Hiking Guide (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"The six enchanting Mosquito Lakes range from densely forest- rimmed to barren and rockbound. Formerly, the lakes were extremely popular destinations before the 1.5-mile trail from Cold Springs Campground was abandoned, camping at the Lake #1 was prohibited, and the trail beyond the first lake devolved into a cross-country route. Nowadays, a smattering of dayhikers trek up the newer trail to the first lake, but only a few of those travel farther off-trail to the upper lakes, offering a good chance of solitude for those who do make the journey." Read more
Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"The diverse scenery found around the six Mosquito Lakes varies from forest-rimmed lakes to barren and rockbound. The trail is only maintained as far as Mosquito Lake #1, but a distinct use trail can be easily followed to Lake #3. Beyond there, cross-country skills will be necessary to access the upper lakes. Those who travel that far should have the area pretty much to themselves. All of the beautiful lakes are well suited for swimming and fishing. Backpackers will find the best campsites at Mosquito Lake #3." Read more

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Trail Information

Three Rivers
Nearby City
7.2
Distance
1,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 to 5 hours
Duration
Best July through September
Season
8,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,500 feet
Top Elevation
Sequoia National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Mineral King; Sequoia National Park Mineral King; USFS John Muir Wilderness and Sequoia - Kings Canyon Wilderness
Local Maps

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Dec 2018