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Cottonwood Lakes Trail

 4.2 (11)

Length


6.1 Miles 9.8 Kilometers


1,261' 385 m

Ascent

-120' -37 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

11,187' 3,410 m

High

10,033' 3,058 m

Low

Shared By Miguel Vieira

Conditions


All Clear 84 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud History

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

Miguel Vieira

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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Check-Ins

Jul 28, 2018
Ben Silver
13mi
Jun 9, 2018
KristinMike Bobadilla
One of our favorites! Hike up- eat lunch, relax, and head back 13mi
Jun 2, 2018
KC Brown
May 26, 2018
Karolina
beautiful moderate hike 6.1mi
Oct 14, 2017
Kellen Crawford
Quite a few overnighters at No. 4 on a Saturday night 6.1mi
Sep 3, 2017
Hannah Herbig
Backpacked to Long Lake - huge storm. Couldn’t summit Langley but got to New Army Pass 15mi
Aug 12, 2017
Leo Wackler
A good start 6.1mi
Jul 15, 2017
mountain dude 101
6.1mi

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  4.2 from 11 votes

#4177

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  4.2 from 11 votes
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