Ruby Lake Loop via Pacific Crest Trail and John Muir Trail

2 reviews #2 hike out of 134 in
17.3 mi
9 hrs 9 min
2,113 ft
Elev Gain


This is a difficult loop trail to Ruby Lake in Inyo National Forest.

This trail goes by Emerald Lake, Olaine Lake, and Agnew Meadows.

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    3 years, 7 months ago
    Very beautiful lakes and mountains surrounding. Had a nice swim at Shadow Lake and camped at Garnet Lake. Thousand Island Lake was spectacular on the way back to Agnew Meadows. Highly recommend cooling off in that lake as well as Shadow Lake. Mosquitoes were only bad in the evening and morning at Garnet Lake. Going along the ridge after thousand island had some neat lookouts but if I were to do this again, I’d try and camp at thousand island lake and just do an out and back along shadow creek trail.
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    4 years, 5 months ago
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