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

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Beautiful in the Snow, Best combined with Wheeler Peak Ascent

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Bob T
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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Baker, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I'd suggest taking the Alpine Loop Trail on your first day of hiking in Great Basin National Park. The trailhead starts at 10,000' and your elevation gain is no more than 800' in this 3-mile loop. Nice way to get used to the altitude before you try the Bristlecone Interpretive trail and the trail to the Ice Field.

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Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Best in the fall. Need to plan ahead. Cascade Springs is highly recommended.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2009

Beautiful, easy hike to 2 alpine lakes, each with it's own personailty. Hike across open meadows with views of Wheeler Peak and through groves of aspens. This trail must be awesome in the fall. Combine with Bristlecone and Glacier trails for a little over 5 miles total and maybe 1000' elevation gain. Absolutely worth it. 3 or 4 very different... More 

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