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Emerald Lakes Trail

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A short, flat trail branch that passes the three largest Emerald Lakes.


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0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

Point to Point

10,515' 3,205 m

High

10,443' 3,183 m

Low

22' 7 m

Up

72' 22 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · Views

Wilderness permits are required. They can be obtained on line at recreation.gov/permits. The trail entrance is JM17. There are daily quotas.

Description

Emerald Lakes are beautiful with great views across to high ridges in the distance. They would be a lot more popular if there were not so many other spectacular lakes in the area. They are shallow and sit in a flat, somewhat swampy basin. The shallowness and surrounding grass give them their emerald color.

The main reason I passed these lakes was to reach the off-trail route that leads over the ridge to Topsy Turvy Lake.

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Shared By:

Lee Watts

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  3.0 from 1 vote

#13

in Bishop Basin

#27910

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#13

in Bishop Basin

#3,294

in California

#27,910

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Middle Emerald Lake.
Apr 22, 2017 near Big Pine, CA

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