Palisade Glacier

#35 of 227 trails in Inyo National Forest
Palisade Glacier is a 17 mile out and back trail located near Big Pine, California. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July until September.

17.0 miles Out & Back 5200 feet
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Matt Jones

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

6 Completed1 Reviews