A short, steep hike to two scenic lakes cradled in granite bowls and surrounded by rugged cliffs and photogenic peaks.
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- Distance: 4.4 miles (round trip) to Lower Lamarck Lake
5.8 miles (round trip) to Upper Lamarck Lake
- Elevation: 9,356-ft. at Trailhead
10,662-ft. at Lower Lamarck Lake
10,918-ft. at Upper Lamarck Lake
- Elevation Gain: 1,306-ft. to Lower Lamarck Lake
1,562-ft. to Upper Lamarck Lake
- Difficulty: strenuous
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Bishop / Mammoth Lakes / California's Southeastern Sierra
Why Hike Lamarck Lakes
This short strenuous hike climbs a series of glacier carved benches to two photogenic lakes. The lakes are nestled in rugged granite basins surrounded by sheer cliffs and framed by serrated ridges and jagged peaks. Beyond the upper lake a use trail/route leads to Lamarck Col, which provides backpacker’s access to the Darwin Bench and Evolution Valley.
California's Southeastern Sierra
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