Pika Lake via 27E10

based on 95 tracks & routes #75 hike out of 602 in
4.9 mi
2 hrs 23 min
1,623 ft
Elev Gain


This is a moderate one way trail to Pika Lake in Inyo National Forest.

This trail goes by Skelton Lake, Red Lake, Barney Lake, and Duck Pass.

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    3 years, 8 months ago
    Completed this hike on my birthday, June 30th. Gorgeous, well-maintained trail with great views.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    4 years, 9 months ago
    First backpacking trip. Did it solo with all the newbie mistakes and paranoia. Made it to Duck Lake and it was a tough climb up the pass. Ended up feeling the altitude and couldn’t eat and turned back. Hiked all the way back to the car, beat. Rented a hotel for the night and enjoyed a hot epsom bath and dominos pizza. Felt like a failure until I reflected on how much I actually learned. Next trip was much easier, efficient and amazing. Go hike Duck Lake!
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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