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North Fork Big Pine Creek

Big Pine, CA

North Fork Big Pine Creek is a 12.7 mile out and back trail located near Big Pine, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Great up-close view of dunes--the really high ones are a bit of a hike from the road. You can see lots of animal tracks in the sand. Bring water if you plan to walk any distance into the dunes. It gets hot!

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Big Pine Lakes
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North Fork Big Pine Creek
by teri carlson

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The most amazing hike.

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Palisade Glacier
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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!!

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North Fork Big Pine Creek
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25 Completed 9 Reviews

Best in the Eastern Sierras!

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Big Pine Creek Campground Trail
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25 Completed 9 Reviews

The best spot in the Eastern Sierras! Hike back to the lakes is beautiful. Lon Cheney cabin bas back off the trail too. Cool story if you Google it. Hang out at Glacier Lodge (cabins, camping, RV). The family who owns the place is wonderful. Be careful driving up and down the mountain...road is devilish.

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Temple Crag: Moon Goddess Arete
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One of the best destinations in the Sierras. The view is spectacular!

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North Fork Big Pine Creek
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is my favorite hike! My brothers and I do it a couple times a year when we camp up in Big Pine Creek. We usually only make it to first and second lake because we stop and fish for a few hours. This hike truly has it all; high peaks, rock formations, meadows, waterfalls, streams, glacier lakes. Its absolutely amazing! Its a pretty brutal hike for any beginner, there are some nice switch backs on the first big waterfall where you pretty much straight up and the altitude can take a toll on you but it is so worth it. One of my favorite parts of the hike is coming up on second lake and walking out onto the rock formations, below you is second lake and towering in the background is temple crag....its amazing! If you have been lucky enough to catch these lakes when the are turquoise its truly the most amazing thing ever.

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Palisade Glacier
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