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Address: Mammoth Lakes, CA

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be in shape

this hike has alot of different terrain from meadows, to sun exposed climbs and descents, to shaded forests, creek and river crossings, the lake itself is one of the gems of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this hike has alot of different terrain from meadows, to sun exposed climbs and descents, to shaded forests, creek and river crossings, the lake itself is one of the gems of the high alpine. make sure you are in shape and elevation acclimated if you are making this a day hike. otherwise make it an overnighter.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The lake is very picturesque located in a cirque. .Pack picnic, lots of water, sunscreen, and fishing pole. Very peaceful lake with light traffic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Garnet Lake is located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness at around 10.000 feet. There are several hiking trails to the lake. It can be reached by a long day hike but better as an overnight destination. The access to the trails is regulated by a permit system, so best is to visit the Mammoth Visitor center.

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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 3, 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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