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“At least try to make it to Heather Lake.”

Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We were feeling ambitious. We wanted to make a day hike to Pear Lake. About 2 miles into our hike, snow covered the trail. So, we could not take the planned route by the Watchtower Trail. Instead, we loosely followed the trail blazes mounted on trees along the Hump Route. There was a lot of snow but we felt comfortable because of the many blazes that made it easy to find our way. Unfortunately, the snow slowed us quite a bit so we only made it to Heather Lake which was still covered by snow. Around the edges of the lake, the blue glow of the lake was simply stunning. This was the perfect spot to enjoy the remote quiet and beauty of Sequoia National Park. I understand that this is normally a very popular trail, but we only saw four other hikers.

4  Thank luv4phood
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

I love this trail! I've hiked it a couple times to Pear Lake! Beautiful lakes along the way. I love how you start out surrounded by beautiful trees and then end up above the tree line with gorgeous granite mtns.

Remember, leave no trace! Do NOT write or carve on rocks, do not litter and do not feed wildlife! Pick up pet feces & throw way in trash, bury human feces & completely put out campfires. Preserve nature!

5  Thank Backpacker_0905
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

We went about 2 miles up the Twin Lakes Trail from the end of the Wuksachi Lodge road. The trail is a bit of up and down, across beautiful creeks, in the dense forest, a bit in open areas, near massive granite outcrops. Wish we'd had time to go farther.

4  Thank Kathy984
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

My oh my what a beautiful place to visit, the drive was beautiful with lots of twists and turns the scenery was stunning, first time I have seen redwoods and they didn't disappoint, the are so tall and the trunks so wide, Kings Canyon was amazing, definitely would recommend this to all

3  Thank Christine G
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Take this trail all the way to Pear Lake for fabulous views. Be sure and take the Watchman route. We hiked 89 miles in Sequoia and Kings Canyon. This trail ranks among the best!

1  Thank Vicki R
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