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Twin Lakes

Shaver Lake, CA

Twin Lakes is a 7 mile out and back trail located near Huntington Lake, California that features two lakes (Lower and Upper Twin Lakes) and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

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Twin Lakes
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This trail is great for anyone that has been trying 2-3 hour smaller hikes (3-4 miles) and is ready for the next step.

Me and my boy- toy began the hike around 11. The start is a tough incline, but it gets easier on the way up the peak. The lakes are actually a lower elevation, so you drop into them after you have reached the summit.

The lakes are beautiful. We added an extra mile to our trip by circling the Upper twin lake. Picturesque views. Friendly people.

On the way out of the lake it's the toughest part of the hike. Heading back up the peak is a struggle, but I managed with often breaks. Total time for us was about 5-6 hours. And that's with our lunch break and circling the lake. Our GPS said it was about 9 miles total.

For a semi-inshape hiker who is ready for a challenge: Just Do It!!! :)

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Twin Lakes
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

June 19 2015. Great hike with a well marked trail, except when you get to the top of Potter Pass there is no sign to tell you which trail to Twin Lakes. Go slightly left of the Kaiser Wilderness sign and then downhill. A rocky trail is evident and that is the trail to Twin Lakes. Beautiful meadows and vistas along the way. Skies so blue they don't look real! Amazing wildflowers! The lakes are beautiful. There were some mosquitoes. I started from the Potter Pass Cutoff trail and I thought it was a pretty easy.

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Florence Lake to Evolution Valley
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10 Completed 2 Reviews

Evolution Valley, Evolution Lake, and Evolution Basin are beautiful. Fun! Except for the part when we decided to cut across the Evolution Basin to Goddard Canyon. Davis Lake had a lot of rock hopping. Cross in the middle where the rocks look like they go completely across Davis Lake. Follow the small "user" trail and rely on your map! lol. Fantastic trip. Plan to do it again!

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Cliff Lake Trailhead
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12 Completed 4 Reviews

Hiked in and camped for a couple of nights in early June. Trail was easy to follow and well maintained. It's a solid 5 mile hike with some decent elevation change the last mile or so to the lake. The trail also starts above Courtright and drops for the first 1.4 miles. Don't discount this, it was tougher than I thought on the way back out.

We had the full gamut of weather during our brief stay... massive thunderstorms, hail, snow, and rain each afternoon along with a fair share of sunshine in the morning and clear skies at night.

We snagged a wonderful campsite that had a great fire pit up against a huge granite boulder. Great views and best of all, NO mosquitoes. Pretty sure it was the weather that kept them at bay, it certainly wasn't hot at any time. The highest temperature was probably in the mid-60's and it dropped into the low 30's at night. All in all a very enjoyable trip. Quite possibly my new favorite place. Another big plus of this trailhead is that the road in is very nicely paved all the way to the TH parking lot.

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Indian Pools
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Easy hike. The kids ages 3 and 8 walked the whole thing. There are some obstacles to climb.

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Twin Lakes
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Fun hike. There are some obstacles to climb over, but easy enough for ourtwo boys ages 3 & 8.

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Sunset Point by Huntington Lake DAM #1
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy climb to a beautiful outlook. Stunning and drastic views of Big Creek and the valley below.

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Rancheria Falls, Huntington Lake
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

My parents always took me here as a kid and I still love going. Short, fun, relatively flat, awesome for families. Wet years have roaring falls you can hear as you hike; dry years you can climb over the rocks and hang out at the base of the water. Great trail.

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Twin Lakes
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Fantastic on horseback. Lakes are beautiful!

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Rancheria Falls, Huntington Lake
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Amazing falls

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