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Isberg Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (2)

Run through montane forests with numerous lakes before entering into majestic alpine country.


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11.9

Miles

19.1

KM

89%

Runnable

10,535' 3,211 m

High

7,110' 2,167 m

Low

3,553' 1,083 m

Up

154' 47 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the trailhead parking area, the trail is located west down the dirt road and heads north. The first section of trail climbs through pine forest to an exposed rock section referred to as The Niche. Enjoy expansive views of the San Joaquin River watershed including the Silver Divide to the south.

Continue along the west side of creek and keep left at the trail junction until the trail crosses the creek and ascends to Cora Lakes. From Cora Lakes the trail meanders along meadows and montane forests before climbing up to Sadler Lake. As the trail ascends through subalpine forests, the alpine views begin to grow more expansive. Soon alpine meadows and small lakes begin to dot the landscape.

The trail then transitions onto massive granite fields as it climbs up to Isberg Pass. Views east are of the majestic Minarets within the Ritter Range. Enjoy the alpine environment and take in the expansive views of Ansel Adams Wilderness and Yosemite!

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Shared By:

Brian Fagundes

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  4.0 from 2 votes

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Small alpine lake along Isberg Trail with the Silver Divide and John Muir Wilderness high country in the distance.
Feb 5, 2016 near Mammoth…, CA
View east from Isberg Pass of the Ritter Range and the Minarets peaking up over the ridge.
Feb 5, 2016 near Mammoth…, CA
View west of Sadler Lake and Post Peak, as seen from the Isberg Trail.
Feb 5, 2016 near Mammoth…, CA
Junction of Joe Crane Lake Trail and Isberg Trail. Can be easy to miss as you head along the Isberg Trail so keep an eye out for it!
Feb 5, 2016 near Mammoth…, CA
It's easy to sneak peeks of Squaw Dome from the Isberg Trail.
Feb 5, 2016 near Mammoth…, CA
The largest Cora Lake on a stormy summer day.
Feb 5, 2016 near Mammoth…, CA

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