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greenBlue Cottonwood Lakes Trail

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Trail

6.1 mile 9.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,261' 385 m
Descent: -120' -37 m
High: 11,187' 3,410 m
Low: 10,033' 3,058 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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Trail shared by Miguel Vieira

Hike to scenic alpine lakes from one of the highest trailheads in the Sierra Nevada.

Miguel Vieira

Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers

Description

Head north through pine forests along Cottonwood Creek. Pass the junction with the New Army Pass Trail at 3.5 miles. The trail turns west and at around 4.5 miles you enter an open meadow with excellent views of the Sierra Crest ahead. Continue on and pass Cottonwood Lake Three on your left and then end at Cottonwood Lakes Four and Five.

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Check-Ins

Sep 16, 2018
teresamatrix
out after langley summit. back to cars by 5pm
Sep 14, 2018
teresamatrix
in to camp at lake 5
Sep 13, 2018
Albert Gonzalez
long lake
Sep 12, 2018
Albert Gonzalez
Sep 10, 2018
Sara Garver
Aug 31, 2018
Ioana Mihalache
Jul 28, 2018
Ben Silver
13mi
Jun 9, 2018
KristinMike Bobadilla
One of our favorites! Hike up- eat lunch, relax, and head back 13mi

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 15 votes

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#392

in California

#4,256

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