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Alpine Lakes Loop

Great Basin National Park, NV
+1 775-234-7331
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Alpine Lakes in Nevada - Doesn't get any better

My wife (68) and I (66) have been camping at Great Basin NP for over 20 years nearly every year and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Frank N
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Las Vegas, Nevada
What a great hike!

A good, fairly easy hike that takes you past two pretty lakes. Either way you go (either clock or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ray C
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Scenic, 2.7-mile hiking trail at Nevada's Great Basin National Park.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“wild turkeys” (5 reviews)
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Great Basin National Park, NV
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife (68) and I (66) have been camping at Great Basin NP for over 20 years nearly every year and sometimes twice a year. The Bristlecone hike is a must do but so is the loop to the alpine lakes which you can take...More

Thank Frank N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good, fairly easy hike that takes you past two pretty lakes. Either way you go (either clock or counter-clockwise), you face a steady uphill climb that levels out for a bit, then takes you down after you reach the last lake. I think we...More

Thank Ray C
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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
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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
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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
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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.

1  Thank Chad W
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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

1  Thank 25LoveToTravel
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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
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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
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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
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