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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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Lake Sabrina to Blue Lake Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

This is not an easy trail of you have a pack on. The last 2 miles are all switchbacks and steep. It's absolutely gorgeous start to finish. The views are awesome.

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Lake Sabrina to Blue Lake Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Wonderful hike! Went on a not-too-hot day, and it was lovely. The map at the trail head wasn't super clear the first time I checked it. This hike starts near the dam at Sabrina Lake, swings around the south end, and up to the west. I recommend it!

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Little Lakes Valley
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18 Completed 11 Reviews

Allows dogs!

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South Lake
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

We started at South Lake and hiked up to Long lake and then on to Ruwau Lake. It was absolutely gorgeous! We met a few PCT-ers coming down to Bishop for the night. The area around all the lakes was a bit buggy so I would recommend bug spray. The climb from Long lake to Ruwau Lake is pretty steep but worth the views. The out and back was just under 7 miles. Parking at the trail head was easy- lots of space and no permit needed.

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Little Lakes Valley
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful! Great hike and my dog even loved it!

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Gem Lakes Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Beautiful trail. Many spring flowers. No snow as if this review.

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Rock Creek to Long Lake
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

This is a return point for the Little Lakes Trail. If you have the energy make it to Gem Lake. As if this review no snow and very well maintained trail.

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Little Lakes Valley
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Nice trail. Most scenic lake is the one at end if trail: Gem Lake. Not too many people on trail but a lot of dogs.

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Gem Lakes Trail
by James L

8 Completed 9 Reviews

Gotta love confusing place names, there is this Gem Lake along the Mosquito Flats / Little Lakes trail. Then there is also a Gem Lake above Agnew Lake up the Rush Creek trailhead about 30 miles northwest along the June Lake Loop!

This area according to http://www.monocounty.org/rock-creek/ says the road is under construction through 2015 and 2016 so plan ahead!

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Little Lakes Valley
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Cant say enough about how beautiful this trail is. One thing important to note is the hike begins at very high elevation so you may notice you rbreathing is more difficult if not acclimated. I went here in late spring and there was still snow just past Heart Lake. Ice covered part of the lake..and the grassy areas were still gold-brown and a little marshy.
We wanted to keep going but didn't have the right gear for snow hiking..started post holing and turned back just past Heart Lake West end..this was mid may (but 2014)

There are many more lovely spots along Rock Creek road on your way up as well to stop and explore and maybe have a picnic or spend the day. Many fisherman in this area as well.

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