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


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Map Key

6.1

Miles

9.8

KM

Point to Point

11,187' 3,410 m

High

10,033' 3,058 m

Low

1,261' 385 m

Up

120' 37 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

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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Miguel Vieira

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#43

in California

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The look up at Cirque Peak from the Cottonwood Lakes Trail can be utterly stunning.
Jan 6, 2017 near Lone Pine, CA
There's great camping at Cottonwood Lake Number Five beneath Mount Langley.
Jan 6, 2017 near Lone Pine, CA

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