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Alpine Lakes Loop

Address: Great Basin National Park, NV
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Scenic, 2.7-mile hiking trail at Nevada's Great Basin National Park.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Scenic, 2.7-mile hiking trail at Nevada's Great Basin National Park.
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Hammond, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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61 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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171 reviews 171 reviews
77 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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