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Hump Trail

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The Hump Trail takes a strenuous but rewarding shortcut to Heather Lake.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

Point to Point

9,448' 2,880 m

High

8,316' 2,535 m

Low

1,142' 348 m

Up

145' 44 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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Description

This trail will lead you up to Heather Lake on a steeper ascent than Watchtower Trail. The way up is fairly strenuous, but once you have reached the top, you can get a few good views.

The trail zigzags a number of times until it keeps going up straight. Most of the trail will lead you through the forest where you don't really have a nice view. Once you reach the ridge, you can look into the valley that Marble Fork Kaweah River has carved over time, with Mt. Silliman on the left.

After crossing the ridge, the trail quickly zigzags down again to merge with Watchtower Trail and the greater Lakes Trail.

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Tilman Giese

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  3.9 from 7 votes

#8

in Lodgepole

#10459

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  3.9 from 7 votes
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#8

in Lodgepole

#1,053

in California

#10,459

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Stream on Lakes Trail in Sequoia NP.
May 22, 2016 near Three R…, CA
Overlook on Lake Trail.
May 22, 2016 near Three R…, CA

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Jun 21, 2019
Guy Dar
Jun 15, 2019
Adam Wilson
Hiked to Pear Lake via Hump Trail 9.3mi — 4h 15m
Oct 8, 2018
David Taylor
Jan 31, 2018
Shawn B.
Jul 15, 2017
Tilman Giese
Oct 31, 2016
Aki Nishiyama
Jun 4, 2016
Jon Haggstrom
I think this is also known as the Hump Trail - it's not a bad trail - has some pretty steep grades. There is still quite a bit of snow on the trails. — 13h 00m