Stony Creek Trail to Jennie Lake

Wilsonia, California 93633

Stony Creek Trail to Jennie Lake

Stony Creek Trail to Jennie Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Jennie Lakes Wilderness is a nearly forgotten parcel of the western Sierra tucked between two popular national parks. The Generals Highway provides straightforward access to this gem via the Upper Stony Creek Trailhead. However, once the trail begins, the easy part ends at the start of a stiff, 4.25-mile climb to appropriately named Poop Out Pass. The upper part of the steep ascent offers fine views of the surrounding terrain, which may make the pain and suffering a bit more bearable. An early start is highly recommended to avoid the midday heat during the climb. Beyond the pass, the final 1.5-mile forested journey to Jennie Lake is much more pleasant and the lake is a fine reward for the labor involved in getting there."

Stony Creek Trail to Jennie Lake Trip Reports

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This hike is packed with unbelievable views, heart-pumping climbs, a doable distance for a day hike, a pristine lake and lots of wildflowers. The hike took us about 6 hours from the trail head to Jennie Lake. The hike was pretty strenuous at certain points so I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for beginners or the faint of heart. If you are seeking a challenge, the Stony Creek to Jennie Lake trail is the one for you. We started from Stony Creek and it is about 2.5 miles of steady up hill hiking. It then mellows out for a little less than a mile of flat even trail. Then it's another 2 miles of rocky uphill terrain. The last mile is all downhill with amazing granite rock all around. The lake is so beautiful and sparking clean. Absolutely gorgeous with breath-taking views. Totally worth the blisters on my feet.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,875 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 days
Mid-June to early October
Sequoia National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s Muir Grove
Local Maps

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