Palisade Glacier Trail

#34 of 112 trails in Inyo National Forest
Palisade Glacier Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Pine, CA that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until September.

3.6 miles 656 feet Out & Back
kid friendly birding hiking nature trips trail running walking lake views wild flowers rocky scramble
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Matt Jones
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike and scenery. You hike past 3 awesome turquoise-colored lake before starting the strenuous ascension towards the glacier. The last part is definitely a little more challenging as the trail disintegrates as you approach the impressive morraines that surround the glacier - so you better save some energy for the terminal bouldering phase. We did, but ran short on time so had to retrieve just a few hundred feet from our destination in order to make it back down to the car before nighttime. Bottom line, if you want to make it all the way up to the glacier and back in one day, you better get started early!!

Wilson Baldelomar
1 year ago

7 Completed1 Reviews