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Emerald Lakes Trail

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Length

0.4 Miles 0.7 Kilometers

93%

Runnable

Singletrack

Elevation

22' 7 m

Ascent

-72' -22 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

10,515' 3,205 m

High

10,443' 3,183 m

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A short, flat trail branch that passes the three largest Emerald Lakes.

Lee Watts

Overview

Wilderness permits are required. They can be obtained on line at recreation.gov/permits. The trail entrance is JM17. There are daily quotas.
Features: Lake — Views

Description

Emerald Lakes are beautiful with great views across to high ridges in the distance. They would be a lot more popular if there were not so many other spectacular lakes in the area. They are shallow and sit in a flat, somewhat swampy basin. The shallowness and surrounding grass give them their emerald color.

The main reason I passed these lakes was to reach the off-trail route that leads over the ridge to Topsy Turvy Lake.

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in Bishop Basin

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in California

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