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Scenic, 2.7-mile hiking trail at Nevada's Great Basin National Park.

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
Gurnee, Illinois
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Gurnee, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 lake with the mountains as the backdrop. From there we continued on. Even though there... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 time and very easy.

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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Rising Sun, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 and you will be fine. Along the way we saw a deer, several wild turkeys,... More 

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Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 up lunch at the visitor center which was perfect!

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is a lovely hike. We saw a doe standing in a lush green meadow, and a flock of wild turkeys wandering around. In addition to the lakes there are at least two creeks. We saw some beautiful wildflowers along the creek beds. There are also nice views of Wheeler Peak, and lush forest areas. We really love all of... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Beautiful hike. Although it was only in October there was snow on the ground and chilly make sure to dress appropriately. The kids really enjoyed exploring up and down the creek and the little ones enjoyed the bridge. The rest of the hike was relatively flat with barely noticeable uphill grade. The lakes were gorgeous but were surrounded by dead... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

The 2.7 mile loop trail passes two sub-alpine lakes. Teresa Lake is almost a small pond after years of drought, Stella Lake has fared better. There was wonderful fall color in the birch and aspen tree stands and nice views of Wheeler Peak. The due to the starting elevation, 9,800 feet, and a 600 foot elevation change the trail is... More 

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Everett, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

This a great hike that is not too long and steep. In early October the trees were beautiful. The views of the Wheeler Peak are breathtaking. The trail was well signed and in good condition. The two lakes were beautiful even if the water level was down.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

2.7 mile loop trail starting around 9,800 feet. 600 ft elevation gain. It is a great hike thought the forest to a small lake. We saw Stella lake and went back the way we came. The signs for the loop were a little confusing and we thought it best to return the way we came. The lake was beautiful and... More 

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