The majority of hikers use the Long Canyon Trail to reach the Four-Lakes Loop, as I did last September.
If you are one of the few who enjoy route finding, hiking off-trail, bushwhacking, and scrambling, you’ll love the lakes hidden behind this ridge.
- Reference my Trinity Alps Trails Link Page for maps, books, online resources, etc.
- For travel in the Trinity Alps, I highly recommend having a GPS device. Except for the very popular, over-used trails, most other trails listed on the maps and in guidebooks are overgrown, filled with deadfall or scree, or are nearly non-existent. Some trails have been rerouted, with no updated reference on GPS. For example, on the Bowerman Trail, GPS showed we were on trail, but there was absolutely no evidence for at least a mile.
- Additional blog postings about related hikes I’ve taken can be found in my Hikes in the Trinity Alps Wilderness category.