Gable Lakes Trail

Inyo National Forest, California

Elevation Gain3,753ft
Trailhead Elevation7,417ft
Elevation Min/Max7417/10733ft
Elevation Start/End7417/7417ft

Gable Lakes Trail

Gable Lakes Trail is a hiking trail in Inyo County, California. It is within John Muir Wilderness and Inyo National Forest. It is 3.8 miles long and begins at 7,417 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,753 feet. The Pine Creek Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. The trail ends near the Lakeview Mine (elevation 10,653 feet) quarry.

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100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range (The Mountaineers Books)
Vicky Spring & Tom Kirkendall
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"The four Gable Lakes, in a rocky basin below Four Gables Mountain, are the scenic objective of this difficult hike. Few people make the trek to these relatively unknown lakes, and those who do will find solitude, fishing, and many photographic opportunities around the old mines and rocky lakeshores."

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I found this trail to be pretty strenuous because there's a lot of elevation gain and it's steep in a few areas. Getting to the lakes though is so totally worth it. There's the remains of an old mine to explore which is an interesting slice of history. There's very few people on the trail so best to do it with a buddy.

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Trail Information

Inyo National Forest
Nearby City
Inyo National Forest
John Muir Wilderness; White Mountain Ranger Station and Mammoth Lakes Visitor Center
Local Contacts
USFS John Muir Wilderness (North Section); USGS Gable Lakes
Local Maps

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