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Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Phone Number: 559 565 3766
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It's a bit long, 12 miles, but not difficult. You go through a beautiful forest, and then you're out in the open with wonderful Sierra views, lakes,flowers, granite galore.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Montreal
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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit long, 12 miles, but not difficult. You go through a beautiful forest, and then you're out in the open with wonderful Sierra views, lakes,flowers, granite galore.

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I have hiked on this trail twice, the last time, staying overnight at Pear Lake. It's a great hike. But if you are not in shape, then don't try it. It's a little tough. Uneven rocks on trail, consistent elevation climb, etc. ****PLEASE OBEY THE PARK RULES! Don't break trees to burn, pick up all litter in your campsite (even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Took "The Hump" route up and down as the Watchtower was still closed due to snow. The Hump is a beast. Most of the elevation change happens in the first part of the trail and The Hump sends you up still. However once you're passed that you're in for some spectacular views of the lakes surrounded by boulders.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We did an overnight backpacking hike, initially determined to go all the way to Bear Paw (11.3 miles from trailhead). But ultimately ended up camping at Alta Peak area. We pitched our tent right above a cliff next to the trail with an overwhelmingly engulfing view of the valley beneath. It is difficult to describe in words the openness we... More 

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I've walked the lakes trail many times with and without my family. You will see other people walking the trail along with a lot of wildlife along the way. Take you time, dress properly for the time of the year and bring drinking water and snacks. Remember bring everything out what you bring in. Don't litter!!!! The trail is one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Great place for tent camping and RVs. Very near Yosemite National Park. Lots of activities for families: miniature golf, horse shoes, volleyball, tetherball, with ping pong and pool tables in the lodge. People were very helpful and friendly.

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hollywood, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

You're starting at about 7k and going up to over 10k by the end of the hike...but this is a gem. Heather, Alta, Pear Lakes make this a really rewarding trip. The Citidal section of the trail is truly unforgettable. Take water!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Keuer national Park is so beautiful and it was a lovely getaway for the weekend. I had never been to some of the redwoods and to be able to experience that was fantastic! We had so much fun and having the snow as well made it extra special. I have been trying to go back for another visit.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Sequoia National Park is an amazing place to visit. We had an awesome time there. It is very well sign-posted. The ranger who gave a talk about the park was excellent - extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Thoroughly recommended.

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This is a beautiful National Park. We loved the amazing trees and views. The most surprising thing is the solitude.

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