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    Twin Lakes Campground Trail

    Difficulty
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    Easy
    Duration
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    1-1.5h
    Distance
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    5.5 km
    Elevation
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    71 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    With great views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Twin Lakes Campground Trail is an excellent choice for your next hike in Inyo National Forest. Traversing the shorelines of three charming lakes, the route is considered to be a moderately difficult trail that is ideal for intermediate hikers and families with older children.

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    Route Description for Twin Lakes Campground Trail

    As sections of the Twin Lakes Campground Trail are not along designated Inyo National Forest pathways, navigation can be difficult at times. We therefore recommend bringing some sort of mapping tool with you in order to help aid you in your wayfinding. Likewise, depending on the time of year you plan on doing the Twin Lakes Campground Trail, the mosquitoes can be rather prolific, and so you should prepare yourself accordingly.

    Having left your vehicle along Lake Mary Road, follow the Lakes Basin Path as it makes its way east. Continue on the Lakes Basin Path as it brings you to the northern shore of horseshoe Lake before arriving at a junction within the trail. At the junction, take the southern pathway onto Horseshoe Lake Trail as it makes its way alongside the western shore of Horseshoe Lake. After crossing some streams, the trail will arrive at the southern shore of the lake, where it will then steadily veer to the northeast.

    The trail will arrive back at Lake Mary Road, where you will disembark off of any designated Inyo National Forest pathways, and traverse along the western shore of Lake Mamie. Follow along the shoreline of Lake Mamie until you arrive at Lake George Path - a trail located adjacent to the western most shore of Lake Mary. Once on the path, follow it towards Lake Mary road, and your waiting vehicle.

    Getting to the Twin Lakes Campground Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Twin Lakes Campground Trail is located off of Lake Mary Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Twin Lakes Campground

    • When to do

      June-November

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage

      Poor

    • Crowd Levels

      Low

    • Route Type

      Lollipop

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