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blueBlack Duck Pass Trail

Trail

5.5 mile 8.8 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,649' 503 m
Descent: -627' -191 m
High: 10,758' 3,279 m
Low: 9,126' 2,782 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

One of the most beautiful trails in all of the Inyo National Forest.

Tom Robson

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildlife

Description

Climbing over Duck Pass to join the John Muir Trail, the Duck Pass Trail starts on a forested hillside behind Coldwater Campground and goes past Arrowhead, Skelton, and Barney Lakes before going over Duck Pass. A side trail to Emerald Lake offers an alternate route to Skelton Lake. Common destinations beyond Duck Pass include Duck Lake, with an intense, deep-blue color, and nearby Purple Lake.

A true gem of the John Muir Wilderness, Duck Pass Trail is a must-do and won't be forgotten for a long time.

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Sep 19, 2018
Ed Miller
Oct 14, 2017
Jim Barnard
Jul 16, 2017
sarah paprocki
Jul 6, 2017
Rick Gentry
Jul 6, 2017
Anne Travels
So much snow! Barely found most of the trail; almost didn't know where the pass was! But it was sooooo beautiful! 9.3mi

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in California

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