Alpine Lakes Loop Trail

Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Distance1.9mi
Elevation Gain431ft
Trailhead Elevation9,980ft
Top10,405ft
Elevation Min/Max9980/10405ft
Elevation Start/End9980/9980ft

Alpine Lakes Loop Trail

Alpine Lakes Loop Trail is a hiking trail in White Pine County, Nevada. It is within Great Basin National Park. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 9,980 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 431 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings. Along the trail there is a water. This trail connects with the following: Wheeler Peak Trail and Bristlecone and Glacier Trail.

Alpine Lakes Loop Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A day hike past two alpine lakes featuring close-up views of the high peaks in Great Basin National Park’s Snake Range. Although the Alpine Lakes Trail is relatively short with little elevation gain, it lies at 10,000 feet. Most people, especially those who live at sea level, will have less hiking ability at this altitude. The signed trail crosses Lehman Creek on a small footbridge, then forks after a short distance.

Turn right onto the Alpine Lakes Trail, which climbs through Engelmann spruce–limber pine forest to the north of the creek. After crossing the creek again, the pleasant trail switchbacks to the right through meadows bordered with quaking aspen. There are fine views of Wheeler Peak. Stay left at the signed junction with the Summit Trail. A short distance farther, the signed Wheeler Peak Trail turns sharply right; continue straight ahead to the first lake."

"Alpine lakes and close-up views of the high peaks in the Snake Range. Although the Alpine Lakes Trail is relatively short, with little elevation gain, it lies at 10,000 feet above sea level. Most people, especially those who live near sea level, will have lowered hiking ability at this altitude.

The signed trail crosses Lehman Creek on a small footbridge, then forks after a short distance. Turn right on the Alpine Lakes Trail, which climbs through Engelmann spruce–limber pine forest north of the creek. After crossing the creek again, the pleasant trail switchbacks to the right through meadows bordered with quaking aspen. Hikers get fine views of Wheeler Peak."

Alpine Lakes Loop Trail Reviews

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The trails are very well marked. The two beautiful alpine lakes are are well worth the short hike. These trails, although at 10,000 are very easy and suitable for children.
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Great Basin National Park
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