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Address: , Great Basin National Park, NV
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Scenic, 2.7-mile hiking trail at Nevada's Great Basin National Park.

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A beautiful hike!

This is one of the easier trails to hike in the park. We saw wild turkeys on the way up and deer on the way down. Both lakes are in wonderful settings and we enjoyed the cool... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is one of the easier trails to hike in the park. We saw wild turkeys on the way up and deer on the way down. Both lakes are in wonderful settings and we enjoyed the cool breezes along the trail.

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Dothan, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the hike in Great Basin National Park. The scenery off the west face of the ridge is extraordinary. When we were there last year on the first week of May, there were no crowds. In fact we had all the trails pretty much to ourselves.

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The first part of this hike is slightly uphill. We were fortunate to see 4 turkeys and a deer on the hike. Stella and Teresa Lake had nice settings even though the lakes themselves were not anything special. Loved the meadow and the creek as well as views of Wheeler Peak! This was an enjoyable hike!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I walked this loop trail after conquering the Bristlecone and Glacier trail. After that hike, this one was relatively easy. It's still at altitude, giving this flatlander a challenge on the hills, but it's worth it. The lakes' settings were pretty although the lakes themselves weren't anything special. What I liked best were the meadow (complete with a grazing deer... More 

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TN
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68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Alpine Lake loop is uphill half the way. Though it's not steep, sometimes the walking is somewhat difficult due to loose, gravel-size rocks. I suggest you walk the loop counter-clockwise so as to be climbing the less steep portion of the loop. We are 67 and 71 yrs. old, and we stopped now and then to rest a minute,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We got lucky and hiked the Alpine Lakes Loop in late fall of 2013 right after a big snow storm. The aspen still had that brilliant golden color and the snow warded off most of the casual visitors. We had the place to ourselves and the park was shrouded in silence. I know that this wonderland is off the beaten... More 

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Petaluma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Nice easy hike with minimal elevation changes - although the base elevation is around 10,500 feet, so expect to feel the altitude a bit. The trail winds through meadows and past two lakes, neither are that large, but both are very pretty. If you're just doing the lakes trail, it's probably about 45 minutes or so. If you're at Great... More 

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Hammond, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Well worth the time, I found it pretty challenging, but most hikers will be fine. There is a lot of uneven ground, so where good shoes/boots. Take your time, enjoy the scenery, just stunning.

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Huntingtyon Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This lake is surrounded on three sides by mountains. We felt like singing the hills are alive with the sound of music:) Lovely camp spots and again, so peaceful and restful

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The trail has excellent views and has minimal altitude changes. Along with the bristecone/glacier trail, this was the best part of my visit to the park.

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