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Address: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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This is an absolutely beautiful lake and is well worth the hike getting there!! It's breathtaking! It has extra meaning for me as I did my graduate studies on water surface... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
San Luis Obispo, CA
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is an absolutely beautiful lake and is well worth the hike getting there!! It's breathtaking! It has extra meaning for me as I did my graduate studies on water surface measurements of Garnet Lake and Thousand Island Lake.

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San Gabriel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Beautiful hike up Shadow Falls and past Shadow Lake to get here, keep going to Thousand Island Lake though it's even more spectacular!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have been trekking for more than 2 decades. This is the most beautiful trek ever. The route we took was from Agnew Meadows then up the Shadow Creek trail to Shadow Lake. From there we went to beautiful Garnet Lake. The trail to Garnet Lake was the hardest because of the elevation gain and a 9 mile total. For... More 

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Moraga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

The Garnet lake is a beautiful body of water located seven miles from the Agnew Meadows trailhead in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, just a short drive from the Mammoth Mountain village. You can only hike to the lake, so this is a review for summer hikers. It is by far my favorite summer attraction in the Mammoth Lakes area. Having... More 

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