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Description: Scenic lake located off the Alpine Lake Loop hiking trail in the Great...
Scenic lake located off the Alpine Lake Loop hiking trail in the Great Basin National Park.
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Stella Lake

Lovely and easy hike from Summit trail head. Beautiful Aspen groves, and super views of Wheeler Mt. The last 4 years have been very dry but the lake is still lovely and pristine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Dupont, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lovely and easy hike from Summit trail head. Beautiful Aspen groves, and super views of Wheeler Mt. The last 4 years have been very dry but the lake is still lovely and pristine. No fish live in either of the alpine lake. We came across a rafter of wild turkeys. Not going to be a spoiler but make sure you... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The hike was gradually uphill. Saw deer and four turkeys on the way to Stella a Lake. There was a nice view of Wheeler Peak at Stella Lake! Loved the reflection of the mountain in the lake. Combine this hike with the Bristlecone Pine trail.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Due to there still being snow on the ground in June, we were able to access Stella Lake from the Summit Trailhead. What a beautiful lake!! The reflection of the mountain on the lake was amazing!! I would highly recommend trying to make it to this lake on a sunny day!!

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Price, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Can be combined with the Bristlecone tree trail nice stroller trough the woods. The Peak was nice to wee with the glacier.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Stella Lake is a easy-moderate hike on Wheeler Peak - nice alternative to the big elevation gains. The lake is tiny and lovely. You get to experience several different ecosystems along the way. Not much wildlife this time of year, but we did see deer. Still quite a bit of snow on the trail near the top.

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Houma, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Keep your eye out for wildlife, we spotted lots of mule deer, and some huge Elk that were way to close! Kids can climb up to glacier and play in the snow, even in the summer. Just don't forget your water, it's a hike, especially with little kids, but they can do it no problem.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

As a relatively easy way to reach an alpine lake, this trail to Stella lake is a must in Great Basin NP. The lake is pristine and very picturesque. Theresa lake is just .5 miles west and another photo opp if the lighting is right. If you want a more challenging or longer hike while you are at Stella, continue... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

only a few miles. moderate hike. The Lake is much smaller than imagined. We saw some deer on the trail and you cross over a small creek.

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

Hike across open meadows with views of Wheeler Peak and through groves of aspens. This trail must be awesome in the fall. This is a beautiful, easy loop hike to 2 alpine lakes, Stella being the larger and more scenic, but each with it's own personailty. Combine with Bristlecone and Glacier trails for a little over 5 miles total and... More 

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