Barney Lake via 27E10 and Duck Pass Trail

2 reviews #9 hike out of 361 in
7.5 mi
Distance
3 hrs 45 min
Time
terrain
1,670 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate /difficult out and back trail to Barney Lake in Inyo National Forest.

This trail goes by Skeleton lake, Red lake, Barney lake, and Duck lake at the top of Duck pass.

Separate trails leading to Arrowhead lake and Emerald lake will be located on main trails. Signage posted leading to each trail.

Getting Started

This is a moderate to difficult trail. The trailhead is at the Coldwater campground, continue driving until you dead end at a huge parking lot, plenty of parking available. From there you can hike to Arrowhead lake and later in the hike to Emerald lake. Each lake has signage letting you know where to go. If you're heading to Duck pass and Duck lake, stay in the main trail. Snow fields are possible in mid summer depending on the previous winter. Hike to the pass and back is approximately 7 1/2 miles.

Taking Children

This is a tough hike for children ages 10 or younger.



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    1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Trail is looking great, wet in areas but that shouldn't stop you. Snow fields are still covering trails around 10000 ft. but were being cleared before the T- storms started. Mosquitos are a problem right now due to standing water. Wear proper protection.
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    2 months, 1 week ago
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hysysys 2 years, 2 months ago
Duck pass trail (02/07/2017, 10:21:47AM)
Lots of snow on the trail. Follow the footprint. The lake is beautiful. Duck lake is frozen ! Enjoy the view.
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