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Address: Great Basin National Park, NV
Phone Number: 7752347331
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Scenic, 2.7-mile hiking trail at Nevada's Great Basin National Park.

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Lovely hike

This is a lovely hike through woods and meadows past two small alpine lakes. We saw deer and wild turkeys. The hike is not too difficult for young children either, and is within... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely hike through woods and meadows past two small alpine lakes. We saw deer and wild turkeys. The hike is not too difficult for young children either, and is within walking distance of the campground at Wheeler Peak.

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hike is around 3 miles - maybe slightly more round trip. It includes two beautiful lakes and a really pretty creek. The hike is relatively easy - it does have some uphill portions (not lots) so just take your time and enjoy the views and you will be fine. Along the way we saw a deer, several wild turkeys,... More 

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Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the hike in the morning with two kids. We went to Lake Stella first which seemed higher than Lake Theresa. We had a quick lunch on Lake Stella. The lakes were really beautiful and we spent about 45 minutes at them. We picked up lunch at the visitor center which was perfect!

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is a lovely hike. We saw a doe standing in a lush green meadow, and a flock of wild turkeys wandering around. In addition to the lakes there are at least two creeks. We saw some beautiful wildflowers along the creek beds. There are also nice views of Wheeler Peak, and lush forest areas. We really love all of... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Beautiful hike. Although it was only in October there was snow on the ground and chilly make sure to dress appropriately. The kids really enjoyed exploring up and down the creek and the little ones enjoyed the bridge. The rest of the hike was relatively flat with barely noticeable uphill grade. The lakes were gorgeous but were surrounded by dead... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The 2.7 mile loop trail passes two sub-alpine lakes. Teresa Lake is almost a small pond after years of drought, Stella Lake has fared better. There was wonderful fall color in the birch and aspen tree stands and nice views of Wheeler Peak. The due to the starting elevation, 9,800 feet, and a 600 foot elevation change the trail is... More 

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Everett, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This a great hike that is not too long and steep. In early October the trees were beautiful. The views of the Wheeler Peak are breathtaking. The trail was well signed and in good condition. The two lakes were beautiful even if the water level was down.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

2.7 mile loop trail starting around 9,800 feet. 600 ft elevation gain. It is a great hike thought the forest to a small lake. We saw Stella lake and went back the way we came. The signs for the loop were a little confusing and we thought it best to return the way we came. The lake was beautiful and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is one of the easier trails to hike in the park. We saw wild turkeys on the way up and deer on the way down. Both lakes are in wonderful settings and we enjoyed the cool breezes along the trail.

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Dothan, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the hike in Great Basin National Park. The scenery off the west face of the ridge is extraordinary. When we were there last year on the first week of May, there were no crowds. In fact we had all the trails pretty much to ourselves.

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