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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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North Fork Big Pine Creek
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30 Completed 1 Reviews

Camping at 3rd lake was a breathtaking experience. Seeing 1st lake was the most memorable of my life so far. Looking forward to experience all 7!

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Big Pine Lakes
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It's mostly a gradual climb of 4.5 miles to First Lake. Second Lake offers a great view of Temple Crag in the background. We hiked up to Fifth Lake. That's about a 14-miles round trip hike from 7800 ft to 10800 ft. Beautiful views along the way with wild flowers and sound of waterfalls in mid July. Did this day hike with an 11 yrs old. Saw a family with a 5 yr old and a 7 yr old on their way up to First Lake and having a great time. It's a bit crowded for a nice Saturday in the summer, but it's not difficult to find nice quiet spots to take in the vies. Be aware of afternoon thunderstorms in the summer. Check the forecast first! A great hike!

A trail map can be found https://fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5195705.pdf.

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Big Pine Creek
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome

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Big Pine Lakes
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Eureka Dunes
by ANGIE YUSUF

39 Completed 11 Reviews

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
by teri carlson

36 Completed 19 Reviews

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North Fork Big Pine Creek
by teri carlson

36 Completed 19 Reviews

The most amazing hike.

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Palisade Glacier
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1 Completed 1 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!!

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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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