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141 mi 227 km of trail 1 Recommended Route

Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 8 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails

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Favorite Sapphire Twilight: Mt. Fisk, Mt. Huxley, and Sapphire Lake at twilight. Evolution Basin, Kings Canyon National Park, California.
Difficult

North Lake to South Lake Loop

55.0 mi 88.5 km 9,037' Up 2754.56 m Up 8,492' Down 2588.45 m Down

West Bi…, CA

Trails in Blackcap Basin - 13

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29.6 mi 47.7 km #1JMT: Segment 5 - Muir Trail Ranch to Bishop Pass at LeConte Ca…
Intermediate/Difficult
West Bishop, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
West Bishop, CA
24.2 mi 38.9 km #2Middle Fork Trail
Difficult
Big Pine, CA
Difficult
Big Pine, CA
8.0 mi 12.9 km #3Goddard Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Big Pine, CA
Intermediate
Big Pine, CA
19.6 mi 31.6 km #4Blackcap Trail 29E03
Intermediate/Difficult
Auberry, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Auberry, CA
11.9 mi 19.2 km #5Blue Canyon to Martha Lake Route
Difficult
Big Pine, CA
Difficult
Big Pine, CA
6.5 mi 10.5 km #6Blackcap Basin Lakes Route
Intermediate
Auberry, CA
Intermediate
Auberry, CA
3.4 mi 5.5 km #7Blackcap Pass Route
Difficult
Big Pine, CA
Difficult
Big Pine, CA
2.2 mi 3.6 km #8Upper Bench Valley Lakes
Intermediate
Big Pine, CA
Intermediate
Big Pine, CA
0.8 mi 1.4 km #9Cathedral Lake Basin Route
Difficult
Big Pine, CA
Difficult
Big Pine, CA
11.7 mi 18.8 km #10Hell for Sure 29E52
Difficult
Auberry, CA
Difficult
Auberry, CA
5.3 mi 8.5 km #11Bench Valley Trail
Intermediate
Big Pine, CA
Intermediate
Big Pine, CA
15.7 mi 25.3 km #12Crown Valley Trail
Intermediate
Squaw Valley, CA
Intermediate
Squaw Valley, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #13Crown Basin Trail 29E09
Easy
Big Pine, CA
Easy
Big Pine, CA

Photos of Blackcap Basin - 31

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Bullet Lake(s) looking towards Valor Pass.
May 21, 2017 near Big Pine, CA
Lower McGuire Lake with the summit of Blackcap Mountain on the left side.
May 20, 2017 near Big Pine, CA
Open meadows below Martha Lake.
Apr 21, 2017 near Big Pine, CA
Bighorn Lake shines with Ambition Lake barely visible above it. Mt. Goddard is the dark peak over the ridge. Valor Pass is on the ridge directly in front of it, with Mt. Reinstein on the extreme right.
May 23, 2017 near Big Pine, CA
These are the lakes northwest of Peak 11493. You can make a fairly steep descent among the talus to the smaller lake in the foreground from the trail.
May 10, 2017 near Big Pine, CA
This lake sits at 10,400 ft. about 1/4 mile below the trail. It is well worth a visit!
May 10, 2017 near Big Pine, CA
Sunset at Wanda Lake.
Jan 22, 2018 near Big Pine, CA
The view above Horseshoe Lake. There is an off-trail route that travels through the gap at center and continues around the ridge to Wah Hoo, Holster, and Bullet Lakes.
May 20, 2017 near Big Pine, CA