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greenBlue Parker Lake Trail

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Trail

1.9 mile 3.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 540' 164 m
Descent: -14' -4 m
High: 8,323' 2,537 m
Low: 7,790' 2,374 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Lucas Worthen

This is an out-and-back trail to Parker Lake located near June Lake, California.

Lucas Worthen

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly While the beginning is steep, the rest of this trail is definitely doable by kids.

No campfires at Parker Lake, and no campfires above 10,000 ft. Groups cannot be larger than 15 people (includes day use). Quota of 8 people permitted to start overnight trips each day from May 1 to November 1. Ansel Adams Wilderness regulations apply. For more information, visit the USFS website.

Description

The singletrack trail climbs relatively steeply from the trailhead through chaparral toward Mount Wood, Mount Lewis, and Parker Peak. Off to the east, Mono Lake is visible as the trail continues its mostly exposed climb. You'll start to pass through aspen and pine groves as the grade lessens, then parallel Parker Creek. At approximately 1.7 miles, Parker Bench Trail branches off to the left, but you'll want to continue right. When you arrive at Parker Lake, you'll be treated to scenic views with Mount Wood and Parker Peak as the backdrop.

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Jun 9, 2019
Stevi Hardy
Sep 12, 2018
Elizabeth Bacon
windy! 1.9mi
Aug 31, 2018
Annisa Dea
Aug 23, 2017
Randy Holliday
A very nice day hike. Varied scenery, great views, lovely lake and stunning backdrop mountains as the payoff. Mostly flat, a couple short grades. 4.5mi

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#124

in California

#869

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