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Old Army Pass Trail

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Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 761' 232 m
Descent: -68' -21 m
High: 11,966' 3,647 m
Low: 11,206' 3,416 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 63% (32°)

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Trail shared by Miguel Vieira

Hike from Cottonwood Lakes over the Sierra Crest on an abandoned trail.

Miguel Vieira

Features Lake · Views

This trail can be treacherous when there is snow on it in the early season.

Description

From the end of the maintained trail at Cottonwood Lakes, follow this trail west to Army Pass. Climb the switchbacks, sometimes scrambling over and around large boulders, to the top of the pass.

At the top of the pass, continue to the Mount Langley Army Pass route or the Army Pass Trail.

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Sep 22, 2019
William Nicolas
with Nich. used on the way down
Sep 16, 2018
teresamatrix
decending from 3rd class-ing it up to langley peak. ~ 2.2 hrs from summit to camp at lake 5
Sep 15, 2018
teresamatrix
up and down to scope out views and acclimatize — 3h 00m
Jun 18, 2018
Vladimir Gorbenko
Bring an ice axe and crampons
May 26, 2018
Karolina
Sep 11, 2016
Mark Lamdagan
Very scenic and more direct route to the summit of Langley

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A pair of hikers climbs from the Cottonwood Lakes up Old Army Pass in Sequoia National Park.
Jan 7, 2017 near Lone Pine, CA

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