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Great hike to awesome mountain lake

We loved this hike. It was a little more strenuous than advertised with some uphill, but didn't... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Bill M
Las Vegas, Nevada
Nice, but don't count on finding solitude.

This is a pleasant, moderate hike with the nice of reward of an attractive lake. The trail was... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Oxnard, California
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Route 158, 37o51'11N X 119o8'3W Trailhead Location, June Lake, CA
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

We loved this hike. It was a little more strenuous than advertised with some uphill, but didn't mind the workout. Parker Lake is beautiful - got some amazing photos. Be sure to take some bug spray as some of our group got several mosquito bites...

2  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is a pleasant, moderate hike with the nice of reward of an attractive lake. The trail was quite busy during our visit in August. I could have done without the large, loud group of potty mouthed college aged kids at the lake. Hats, sunscreen...More

5  Thank keltytrekker
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This lake is gorgeous at any time of the year (when the road is open), but when the fall foliage is at its peak, it's magical. ROAD: The road off of the June Lakes loop is gravel. Portions of it have washboard and it gets...More

Thank 0garibaldi0
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Hike starts off going up and then it gets better after- you end up at a beautiful lake...worth every step to get there.

Thank joforgues
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I was part of group of adults and two small dogs that took this hike recently. We didn't even make it to the lake because of the heat and lack of shade on this trail. There is a fairly decent incline at the start and...More

1  Thank jperoni
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Hiked on Wednesday August 23. Great day hike. About 2 miles one way with very easy grade. Lovely hike with varied sage, aspen, pine areas, and Parker creek right next to the trail for several parts of the hike. Moderate level of fellow hikers, but...More

Thank Randyhol
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We were looking for a trail with good views of the mountains that we could hike with our two young children and this one fit the requirement perfectly. It is a ~4 mile round trip that is not very strenuous, most of the climb and...More

1  Thank Rahul J
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

For a relaxing hike a bit off the beaten path, Parker Lake is a favorite. The trailhead is a bit difficult to find bit once there the hike covers many different types of Sierra vegetation over open spaces and along a creek. And Parker Lake,...More

1  Thank HikingLee
Reviewed 8 August 2017

There are many lovely lakes around which to hike and the hiking varies from mild to strenuous. This lake also affords beautiful scenery.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Your perception/rating of this hike will depend on what you are looking for and your physical condition. Sure there are more spectacular views on other trails but you have to work harder for them. They will take more time and may not be suitable for...More

1  Thank CathyNV
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Response from geoffpuma | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous reviewer. I had a rental Ford Fusion which managed it OK, but it's certainly bumpy!...
19 August 2015|
Response from nancypants911 | Reviewed this property |
Hiking shoe is okay. No loose rocks or scrabbling. I wore athletic shoes with some tread. One of the best hikes in the area. Enjoy your holiday.