Cottonwood Lake #3 via Cottonwood Lakes Trail

1 review #14 hike out of 62 in
9.6 mi
5 hrs 23 min
1,181 ft
Elev Gain


This is a difficult one way trail in John Muir Wilderness.

This trail goes by Cottonwood Lake #3.

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    2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Solo hiked Mon 09/18/2023 – Beautiful trail into the John Muir Wilderness to the third Cottonwood Lake with the waterfall on the north end. Last but perfect acclimation hike 2 days before Whitney to make things more comfortable and reduce the risk of acute AMS. Hiked out and back from 10,000 to 11,000 feet, trailhead to Lake #3. Spent the night at the trailhead camp with a lot of very nice, considerate campers in clear weather, a little to the cold side. Logged 11.8 miles/1262 vertical ft. with Gaia.
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