Chewing Gum Lake Loop
We know what you are thinking—no, the lake is not full of chewing gum, nor is there free chewing gum at the trailhead. Disappointed? You shouldn’t be, the Chewing Gum Lake Loop is an incredible adventure through diverse terrains, exposing dumbfounding views of the High Sierra and alpine lakes.
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Route Description for Chewing Gum Lake Loop
Immerse yourself in the Chewing Gum Lake Loop is an epic adventure that boasts breathtaking scenery. Wander through mixed woodlands, granite gardens, expansive meadows, and along the shores of the alpine lake. Much of this path is exposed, warranting wonderful views but also extreme conditions, so check the forecast and prepare accordingly. In the winter months, be sure to strap on a pair of snowshoes or microspikes to easily navigate the likely snow-packed terrain.
Setting out from the Crabtree Trailhead, the Chewing Gum Lake Loop follows the Lake Valley Trail east. Wander through the thin forestlands before climbing up atop a ridge that will ultimately deliver you to Chewing Gum Lake. Explore the shoreline of the alpine lake and revel in the beauty of the mirroring water. This path will lead you through Lake Valley Meadow before delivering you to an intersection. Here, veer left, and you will be diverted onto the Gianelli Trail heading southwest. Wander this path, and it will guide you to the top of Burst Rock.
Marvel in the vistas of the Sierra Nevada summits, then merge onto Forest Route 4N347. Follow this trail all the way back to the trailhead, marking the end of your adventure.
Getting to the Chewing Gum Lake Loop Trailhead
The Chewing Gum Lake Loop departs from the Crabtree Trailhead off Crabtree Road.
Chewing Gum Lake Loop Elevation Graph
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