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Black Lake Trail #3205c

Intermediate
 3.0 (1)

Well marked trail with nice views. Soft Sierra gravel at the start.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

Point to Point

10,801' 3,292 m

High

9,960' 3,036 m

Low

844' 257 m

Up

55' 17 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly Well marked and no obstacles.

Need to Know

No bear vaults.

Description

Trail off of the well used North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail. The trail is sandy/gravel at start. The initial switchbacks lead to wide open views of the valley. You can use Black Lake as a base camp for Palisade Glacier to avoid the crowds.

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Shared By:

Vernon Southerland

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Looking toward Second and Third Lakes
Dec 2, 2018 near Big Pine, CA
Mount Alice and Temple Crag.
Apr 14, 2016 near Big Pine, CA
Black Lake
Dec 2, 2018 near Big Pine, CA

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Aug 30, 2019
Marc Daniel
Bypassed the trail from Summit lake. Around black lake and half way through this trail — 2h 55m