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Alpine Lakes Loop

Great Basin National Park, NV
+1 775-234-7331
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We included this hike in our trek to Wheeler Peak glacier. The loop is 3 miles with a 450... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Santa Clarita, California
A wonderful 4 mile stroll.

Stella Lake sits in the shadow of Wheeler Peak. It is part of the Alpine Lakes Trail. It is an... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Cedar City, Utah
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Scenic, 2.7-mile hiking trail at Nevada's Great Basin National Park.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice views” (3 reviews)
“wild turkeys” (5 reviews)
Great Basin National Park, NV
+1 775-234-7331
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We included this hike in our trek to Wheeler Peak glacier. The loop is 3 miles with a 450' elevation change. Beautiful.

Thank thibbs1955
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Stella Lake sits in the shadow of Wheeler Peak. It is part of the Alpine Lakes Trail. It is an awesome loop trail. We spent time there waiting for the wind to stop to take some photos and then we skipped lots of rocks. I...More

Thank dremmettdc
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Fun hike in the shade for the most part. Two beautiful small lakes, we saw deer, wild turkeys, and incredible wild flowers, especially just upstream from Teresa Lake. Nice loop.

Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This hike was not very strenuous, but was vey beautiful. There were millions of butterflies and wildflowers. We also saw a couple deer, and several squirrels.

Thank Chad W
Reviewed 27 June 2017

My boyfriend and his three kids (ages 5, 7, and 9) hiked this 3 mile loop. Stella Lake and Theresa Lake were very beautiful and pristine. We even saw some deer and bunny rabbits. The mountain had lots of snow this past year so there...More

Thank 25LoveToTravel
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The hike starts out at the Bristlecone Parking area. We ended up following the trail counter-clockwise. The first part of the trail, we saw some deer and turkeys. The first of the two lakes we saw was Stella Lake - this was a very pretty...More

Thank PinkFloydActuary
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We hiked from the Bristlecone Pine trail to this trail, and at first were not impressed with the first lake we saw, but the second lake was amazing. The hike back to the visitor's center led through the most amazing Aspen grove imaginable. Worth the...More

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is a lovely hike through woods and meadows past two small alpine lakes. We saw deer and wild turkeys. The hike is not too difficult for young children either, and is within walking distance of the campground at Wheeler Peak.

Thank COgirlBoulder_CO
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This hike is around 3 miles - maybe slightly more round trip. It includes two beautiful lakes and a really pretty creek. The hike is relatively easy - it does have some uphill portions (not lots) so just take your time and enjoy the views...More

1  Thank TheHammFamily
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We did the hike in the morning with two kids. We went to Lake Stella first which seemed higher than Lake Theresa. We had a quick lunch on Lake Stella. The lakes were really beautiful and we spent about 45 minutes at them. We picked...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
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