Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Lakes in Sequoia & Kings Canyon

Crystal Lake

The trail to Crystal Lakes begins at the end of Mineral King Road at Sawtooth Trailhead. The route follows the Monarch Lake Trail as it winds and climbs through the Monarch Creek drainage. It begins with a steep climb leading northeast up the valley wall. At a quarter mile ...

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Eagle Lake

The trail to Eagle Lake begins at the Eagle/Mosquito Trailhead at the end of Mineral King Road. The trailhead lies at an elevation of 7,800 feet. From this point the trail ascends steadily along the western side of Mineral King Valley. Shortly after leaving the parking area the trail ...

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Franklin Lakes

The trail that leads to Franklin Lakes begins at the end of Mineral King Road and continues eastward passed the lakes to Kern Canyon. The trail can be used in conjunction with other trails in the park to create a long-distance backpacking trip. Day hikes of varying length can ...

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Monarch Lakes

Upper and Lower Monarch Lakes lie at the foot of Sawtooth Peak, at the end of a 4.2 mile (one-way) hike. This is one of the easier hikes in the Mineral King area, although it entails a significant elevation gain. This trail passes through meadows, red fir forest, and ...

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