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blue North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail

Trail

7.7 mile 12.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 3,434' 1,047 m
Descent: -94' -29 m
High: 11,211' 3,417 m
Low: 7,819' 2,383 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Daniel Birdwell

Follows the North Fork of Big Pine Creek by lakes 1 through 3

Daniel Birdwell

Features Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall

Description

The trail from the Glacier Lodge slowly climbs into the alpine. You start higher up on the hillside, and then after several miles the trail converges with the creek at a waterfall. Here, the trail takes you through a birch forest and past an old stone cabin.

You'll eventually come out of the forested area into an area several hundred feet above the lakes to the east. You'll also see the impressive Temple Crag on the other side of the lakes. Pass lakes 1, 2, and 3 and enjoy the views as each lake has something new to offer.

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May 25, 2019
Geraldine Salazar-Harms
20mi
Nov 7, 2018
Daniel Wong
Backpacked to 3rd Lake Saturday, hiked to 4th Lake Sunday, and hiked back out. 14mi
Sep 26, 2018
Victoria Utvick
Sep 17, 2018
Jacob Freed
Hiked to 2nd lake and camped for 2 nights. The hike up was super hard but I made it! The lakes and forests were beautiful 4.8mi
Aug 27, 2018
Mich D
Aug 1, 2018
Vernon Gayares
Hike with Ferriols, Nieres, Plandes, Robert A., Ordonez families. 10.1mi
Jul 27, 2018
Rich Baratta
Jul 23, 2018
Sabrina Bobadilla

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  4.8 from 13 votes

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#16

in California

#150

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