There is moderate use by stock (horse & mule), but not enough For more information about entering the Golden Trout Wilderness through Sequoia National Forest go here.Otherwise, if you plan to enter through the Inyo National Forest visit the Inyo National Forest site.Note: A quota is in effect for the Cottonwood Pass Trail which originates out of Inyo. Here is what Beto noted about the video in case you were … Continue reading →, Brook and company hiked into Maggie Lakes from the Summit Trailhead. But there is currently a fire burning in that area. Posted in General, Trips | Tagged Golden Trout Wilderness, Maggie Lakes, Sequoia National Forest, video, YouTube | Leave a comment. The trailhead is at the far end of the parking area. This is approximately 2.2 miles from Shake Camp and is 1 of the 3 times users will need to cross in order to get up to … Continue reading →, Exploring the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, goldentroutwilderness.wordpress.com/2021/01/08/new…, goldentroutwilderness.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/sto…, goldentroutwilderness.wordpress.com/2020/12/01/for…, Forest Closure extended through end of December,@. Although they aren't named as such, I call them lower, middle and upper Maggie Lake. Trail Report: Summit and Maggie Lakes. Trail ends at Sheep Mountain entrance of the Golden Trout Wilderness (GTW). The two trails that have reopened are Trail 31E14 accessing Maggie Lakes, and Trail 32E05 accessing Coyote Lakes. It lies immediately west of the John Muir Wilderness and consists of timbered rolling terrain. jewels in the South Sierra's Golden Trout Wilderness, about a 9 mile hike He was surprised at what he found. We live in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, adjacent to the Golden Trout Wilderness and home to a prized destination on Frederick’s list: Maggie and Summit Lakes. was breaking camp. Maggie Lakes are three jewels in the South Sierra's Golden Trout Wilderness, about a 9 mile hike from Summit trailhead. I-5 to Hwy. At one point, the Cottonwood Lakes contained the state’s brood stock of Golden Trout. The entire length of Perfect swimming conditions though. All lakes hold rainbow and golden trout hybrids. Late in the season but no snow yet, we sneak in one last trip for the year. The Long … Continue reading →, Take a 7 minute journey with user Beto Renteria on an overnight trip to Maggie Lakes. I did take advantage of that. Middle Maggie Lake with N. Maggie mountain above it. Schedules didn't line up until the first weekend in November. Steve and Brinda Day Trips to Upper Kern River, Little Kern River, Maggie Lake. 190 to Porterville The heaviest use of the wilderness is near Burnt Corral crossing of Little Kern, Little Kern Bridge, and Forks of the Kern, Coyote Lakes, Maggie Lakes, Rattlesnake Trail and Kern Flat Trail. Breathtaking trail and plenty of close mountains to … (The Long Meadow trail is the longer route mentioned at the top of Joshua’s post.) Who is Maggie? and Springville. Total mileage one way is about 18 miles. and a compass or GPS. On the Sequoia National Forest … The Silver Knapsack Trail is a 36.2-mile (58.3 km) trail located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, near Johnsondale, Springville, and Three Rivers, California. to Maggie Lakes. This designation includes approximately 4.3 surface acres of lake habitat. Golden Trout Wilderness – Maggie Lakes, Maggie Mountain, Coyote Lakes, Little Kern and Kern Rivers, Little Kern and Kern Lakes, Grey Meadow and Trout Meadow Historic Guard Station Cabins, Silver Knapsack Trail, Farewell Gap and Kern Canyon entrances to Sequoia National Park Wilderness Areas. Better watch … Continue reading →, This past weekend hiker Andy Cai went out from Hidden Falls Campground and did a big loop to see places like Summit and Maggie Lakes. Overview. Of this total, approximately 111,000 acres is on the Sequoia National Forest and the remainder is on the Inyo National Forest. stay north on 99, a divided highway, then go east on Hwy. lower, middle and upper Maggie Lake. 99 to Bakersfield, about 3 hours. to damage it. All our photo galleries. Looks like they camped near the lower lake and enjoyed swimming in the middle one. P.O. Originally they set out to reach Maggie Lakes, but hitting a snow covered trail beyond Summit Lake changed the plans. Special DFG fishing … The 300,000+ acre Golden Trout Wilderness (GTW) was designated by Congress in 1978. Here is what he had to report about the condition of the trail. Or Maggie Lakes? Fishing is available in Maggie and Twin Lakes. Maggie Lakes - Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest Trip Report | Photo Gallery. Camp is at lower Maggie Lake but there are two other 9,000 foot lakes to explore just minutes away by foot. We hiked from the Summit Trailhead … Continue reading →, A recent trip to Summit Lake by Eric McDaris and company reports back on the their adventure. The GTW was named for the brightly colored native golden trout (Oncorhynchus aguabonita) which is the California State Fish. Here is what she had to report. one and two miles north, respectively. Season is open Last Saturday in April through November 15th. Thanks for the first report to Maggie Lakes this season Brook! Two subspecies of golden trout are recognized; South Fork Kern golden trout and the Little Kern golden trout. by 7:30, trying to put as much distance as possible between myself and Moses Gulch Trailhead provides access to the Golden Trout Wilderness Lakes of Maggie, Frog, and Twin via the Griswold/Summit Trail. The path is generally good condition hard pack Maggie Lakes - Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest (click for gallery) As summer faded into fall, we knew we wanted to get in one last trip in the Sierra. He even tried out the old Griswold trail that was reopened in 2015. Photo Album I have been to the western most lakes in the Golden Trout Wilderness several times. We hiked through Long Meadow then crossed the Tule River again. shape and easy to follow for the most part but many of the trail intersection Maggie Lakes makes a great base camp to hike to Summit Lakes. Maggie Lakes trips. There's too many choices! I don't know, but The only open access into the Golden Trout Wilderness and Maggie Lakes is the Wishon trail via the Long Meadow trail. Special DFG fishing … The Golden Trout Wilderness is a good area for novice backpackers and stock users. Maggie Lakes are three Maggie Lakes I have visited at least once, if not more, a year for the past 7 years. We will do it. This is a difficult one way trail in Golden Trout Wilderness. dirt. The Golden Trout Wilderness is a good area for novice backpackers and stock users. weather, but the last few miles are covered with large jagged stones, terrain. Several spots along the Summit Trail have vista … This is an entrance to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Both are found in this wilderness. However, this didn’t … Continue reading →, Over the weekend Scott Williams decided to take a hike up to Summit Lake located just inside the National Park boundary. Frog Lake and the Twin Lakes are get ready for enormous trees, amazing rock formations, a string of which make for slow going. Death Valley/Owens Valley/Red Rock Canyon 2016.03.03 - 2016.03.04 Sixteen sizable lakes and dozens of smaller ones are this wildernesses highlights. Maggie Lakes Trip µ 0 0.5 1 2 Miles Legend #* Camp Start / End http://goldentroutwilderness.org Trail I know now that with the weight loss I can get to Summit Lakes with him. Excellent fishing for brook trout in two 10,000 foot lakes. It is 9 miles in. Distance 4 hrs 44 min. Fishing regulations here at the lakes in the Golden Trout Wilderness require artificial lures with barbless hooks only. Next morning, after a a group of 4 loud dayhikers who rolled up in a cloud of dust just as I We will do it. It offers scenic views of the Sierra, meadows, alpine terrain, and lakes. Introduction I have been to Maggie Lakes several times. ... and climbed ever higher crossing over into Sequoia National Forest and the Golden Trout Wilderness. Come along on my 2 day Birthday backpacking adventure in the Golden Trout Wilderness area of the Sequoia Nat'l Forest. This is a nine mile, 4 hour ride into camp. The Dinkey Lakes Wilderness was protected by Congress in 1984 with the passage of the California Wilderness Act. ... Golden Trout Wilderness › Maggie Lakes. exploring a giant wilderness area that relatively few know about. This is a difficult one way trail in Golden Trout Wilderness. This past weekend hiker Andy Cai went out from Hidden Falls Campground and did a big loop to see places like Summit and Maggie Lakes. signs are either down or damaged as of this writing, so bring a map Hiked from the Summit Trailhead at the end of Forest Service road 21S50. The trail walks along the ridge line separating the Middle Fork of the Tule River and the Little Kern River drainages. based on 16 tracks & routes ... KML 8.9 mi. Did they climb Maggie Mtn near the end? We live in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, adjacent to the Golden Trout Wilderness and home to a prized destination on Frederick’s list: Maggie and Summit Lakes. With a 5 trout limit. Their trip started on 6/25. Road was a little rough but … Continue reading →, User Shane and company went on a recent pack trip to Maggie Lakes. This trail goes by Maggie Lakes. Fishing was prohibited as the Department of Fish and Game would harvest the fish in the lakes and distribute them via pack and air to remote lakes in the Sierra High Country. From Los Angeles, take Or, you can bag Maggie Peak at 10, 042 ft. if you’re feeling adventurous! Maggie Lake Wild Trout Designation (Tulare County). I know now that with the weight loss I can get to Summit Lakes with him. The Season is in full swing and our wranglers are working hard and playing hard. Information on trips to Coyote Lakes in the Golden Trout Wilderness. Golden Trout Wilderness Pack Trains . Great news for all those wanting to get to the Long Meadow TH on the western most portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness. The Season is in full swing and our wranglers are working hard and playing hard. It is a 9 mile hike in and out totaling 18 miles. Permits are required for all overnight trips into the Golden Trout Wilderness. Notes: The North Fork of the Tule originates beneath Dennison Ridge at 8,000 to 9,000 feet elevation.The fork is about 18 miles long when it … The Cottonwood Lakes basin is famous for it’s Golden Trout fishing. I have seen slight changes on the landscape. Starting at Summit Trailhead off a Forest Route 20S71, we make the 9 mile journey to Maggie Lakes. Time. It is located in Sequoia National Forest and the southernmost part of Sequoia National Park. Camping Wilderness Permits. from Summit trailhead. See lush green meadows, vista points, one of Maggie Lakes, and more. The fastest route is to Backpacker Christopher headed out to Maggie Lakes recently. Box 10098 Terra Bella, Ca 93270 Phone: (559) 542-2816 Web Site: www.goldentroutpacktrains.com : Cottonwood Pack Station. North Road to Summit trailhead is accessible via passenger car in dry Summit Trail is in good Cottonwood Pass This 7-mile round trip trail ascends 1,200 feet to an 11,200-foot pass and a junction with the Pacific Crest Trail, with access to Golden Trout Wilderness and Sequoia National Park. He submitted the photo above too. The heaviest use of the wilderness is near Burnt Corral crossing of Little Kern, Little Kern Bridge, and Forks of the Kern, Coyote Lakes, Maggie Lakes, Rattlesnake Trail and Kern Flat Trail. Maggie Lakes makes a great base camp to hike to Summit Lakes. I've done the lower part of this trail twice before, see here and here. On Saturday afternoon after we got off work, one of my seasonals, John, and I headed up to the Lewis Camp Trailhead. Maggie Lakes Trip - Alternate Route µ 0 0.5 1 2 Miles Legend #* Camp Start / End http://goldentroutwilderness.org Trail It is 9 miles in. https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/california/golden-trout-wilderness Posted on May 16, 2018 by Joshua. Located 7.5 miles off Hwy 190 (Great Western Divide Highway) near Quaking Aspen CG. Trout Meadows BP Trip Golden Trout Wilderness June 5-7, 2004. quick breakfast, I tied a bright color on my pack and was on the trail £ Golden Trout Wilderness Area Wild Trout Water Heritage & Wild Trout Water Lakes Little Kern River 0 5 10 Miles Designated Heritage and Wild Trout Waters. It is a popular 7.6 mile one way trek up to the lake and an alternative route for accessing … Continue reading →, Marsha sent in a photo of Redwood Crossing along the Long Meadow Trail (SQF). Here is … Continue reading →, Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest announced they will be opening up on May 10, 2018. Maggie Lakes . To minimize the risk of getting snow, we targeted lower elevations. ... Meadow. A great trip for weekend warriors! pristine wilderness lakes and a strenuous but rewarding workout Or maybe Coyote Lakes? 1,319 ft. Elev Gain. Trees falling across the trail in such … Continue reading →, A short video showing how this group of people enjoyed Maggie Lakes this summer season. Much of the trail lies within the Golden Trout Wilderness. Although they aren't named as such, I call them Approximate hiking time to the lakes is 5-6 hours. Here is what he had to report. Located in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sheep Mountain rises gently to the NE of Summit Lake. Most of it around the trail and at the disperse camping areas.… Season is open Last Saturday in April through November 15th was designated Congress! 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