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Stella Lake

Great Basin National Park, NV
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Description: Scenic lake located off the Alpine Lake Loop hiking trail in the Great Basin National Park.
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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158 reviews 158 reviews
71 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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