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Little Lakes Valley Trail

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Address: Inyo National Forest, 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200, Bishop, CA
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We have walked 5 times on this trail up to Long Lake and every time it takes our breath away and not from the high altitude. I think it starts at around 10,000', but for the... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Belmont, California
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Belmont, California
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We have walked 5 times on this trail up to Long Lake and every time it takes our breath away and not from the high altitude. I think it starts at around 10,000', but for the beauty of the scenery. It is an easy hike for the very young to very old if the altitude does not bother you. There... More 

Thank Artemis-rb
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

When we parked the car and walked by the river we had the feeling of being in a fairytale. It was so breathtaking and beautiful. It was a great place to take amazing photos.

Thank Renata N
La Puente, California
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Not too many spaces to park. We had to park about 1/2 a mile down the road. This is an easy hike depending on how far you go. Family and Dog friendly hike.

Thank dalugoz
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a very doable trail for almost anybody. The scienery is just beautiful and worth seeing. A small taste of high country hiking and beauty.

Thank Calvert S
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a hike in the little lakes valley trail. For the minimal effort you will be treated to a series of beautiful lakes on a relatively flat trail. This hike is the best we've done in the area.

2 Thank BoboTravlr
Bay Point, California
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Started at Mosquito Flat and hiked to the top of Mono Pass. Great views and definitely got my heart rate up.

Thank Charles D
Carmel, Indiana, United States
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The scenery is heavenly. The hike between each lake is short so you're constantly seeing different lake views with mountain backdrops. It never gets old. Highly recommended!!!

Thank Mandy W
San Francisco
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

This trail is so spectacular, I never tire of it. Each lake you come upon is prettier than the last and the closer you get to the end of the valley the more stunning the views. This year with snow still on the ground and above it was especially beautiful. Excellent trout fishing and the best hikes anywhere. God's country!!

1 Thank ShamrockGo
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful hike to see streams, lakes, wild flowers, and rocks! Few hikes in the Sierras offer such incredible views for so little effort. Stop at Heart Lake if kids are hungry or tired.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Santa Clarita, California
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

My dad is an avid backpacker/hiker/camper and has hiked this trail many times. He took my uncle and me with him this time. We hiked from the parking lot at the trailhead to Long Lake and back, approximately 4.5 miles with 800 feet of elevation gain. There are lots of stone steps and loose rocks on this trail, so you... More 

1 Thank Emily Y

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