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Jennie Lake

A moderate dayhike or overnighter to a subalpine lake just outside Sequoia National Park.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 5.4 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview:  Jennie Lake is a pretty Sierra Nevada subalpine lake. It is not the
prettiest such lake, but it is pretty, and cool on a warm summer... more »

Tips:  The listed route is the shortest route, with the least climbing, to Jennie Lake, but you can also use the Big Meadows or Stony Creek... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Fox Meadow Trailhead Turnoff

Not part of the actual hiking, this is the (unmarked) turnoff towards the Fox Meadow trailhead.

2. Fox Meadow Trailhead

The trailhead is simple and small but has enough parking for quite a few cars. It is at the end of the road.

3. Fox Meadow

Fox Meadow is a lovely open space not far from the trailhead.

4. Weaver Lake Junction

Here the trail splits and goes up the hill to Jennie Lake or across the creek to Weaver Lake. Head up the hill, entering Jennie Lakes Wilderness in just a few moments.

5. Stony Creek Trail Junction

Here you meet the trail from Stony Creek campground (which is longer and steeper than the route you're on). Be happy!

6. Poop Out Pass

The slope here is so gradual that you almost don't notice that the trail has started descending. Nonetheless, you've made it over Poop Out Pass! Are you tired yet?

7. Jennie Lake Trail Junction

Welcome to Jennie Lake - almost.

8. Jennie Lake

Welcome to Jennie Lake! Campsites are most abundant here and to the west.