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Project Category: Sierra Hiking Trails & Experiences

Day Hike Margaret Lake – Hwy 88

Margaret Lake A very popular destination for day hiking and beginner backpacking experiences off HWY 88 near Kirkwood and Caple Lake, Margaret Lake is another great Sierra Hiking lake. Margaret Lake is popular for afternoon swimming, fishing and camping in the Central Sierra.  The Hike itself features just about every Sierra climate and Foilage. Meadows with River Crossings, Granite Rock Croppings to traverse, lush Forest and shade, and even a little stretch that is almost tropical in nature with very lush growth of plants and flowers right off the trail. Margaret Lake is not overly large. You can probably...

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Elizabeth Lake – Tuolumne Meadows Day Hike

Elizabeth Lake – Tuolumne Meadows Day Hike Yosemite National Park Day Hikes- Elizabeth Lake is not as recognized as its neighbor The Cathedral Lakes in the High Sierra and out of Tuolumne Meadows. However, this high mountain lake and day hike is a great hike and considerable easier hike for beginners looking to experience the high Sierra Lakes. Elizabeth Lake sits to the east of Unicorn Peak and south of the Tuolumne Meadow.  Parking access for this day hike can be found behind the Tuolumne meadow campground and the parking area includes bathrooms and bear lockers. The Hike to Elizabeth...

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Glen Aulin Day Hike – Yosemite National Park

Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp – A Day Hike Experience Yosemite National Park – Day hikes out of Tuolumne Meadows Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp is typically known for its backpacking experience in Yosemite National Park.  The High Sierra Camp is a group of Tent Huts that house guests in Yosemite by Reservations only, providing shelter, food and base camp opportunities for exploring deeper into Yosemite. However , We recently tried the Glen Aulin day hike version out of Tuolomne Meadows and would add this to a short list of must do day hikes in Yosemite National Park. Day Hiking...

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Highland Lakes – Ebbett’s Pass Scenic Byway (HWY 4)

Highland Lakes Highland Lakes is one of those hidden paradise found in the Sierra just 10 miles off the beaten path, but accessible seasonally by most vehicles. A Twin set of lakes set at  the end of Highland Lakes Road, seven miles off Highway 4. The twin lakes are set in a spectacular high alpine valley, close to the top of Ebbetts Pass at an elevation of 8,600 feet. U.S. Forest Service campgrounds are located at Bloomfield, where the road changes from paved to a rough dirt road (with some washouts), and two scenic campgrounds at Lower Highland Lake. Trails...

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Wolf Creek Trail | Carson Iceberg Wilderness

Wolf Creek Trailhead ~ Carson Iceberg Wilderness ~ Alpine County Ca. Wolf Creek Trail is a well know horseback trail but I seldom see other hikers on the trail. This is one of our favorite quick trip wilderness Escapes in the central Sierra. Wolf Creek is one of those out and back day trips that can be as long or short and easy or as difficult as you like. The Trailhead enters Carson Iceberg Wilderness immediately and your entire trip you will follow Wolfcreek up the Valley. The scenic hike has cliffs, vistas, meadows, forests and aspen groves. The Hike is relatively...

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