Friday, August 21, 2020

Hike: Upper Kinney Lake / August 2020

Hike: Upper Kinney Lake / August 2020

Kinney Lakes (off Ebbetts Pass, road elevation 8,736') is a hidden gem in the Sierras. Ok, well, it's really not that hidden. Anyhow... You want lakes? You got lakes! You get a lake! And you get a lake... and you get a lake!
Not a huge amount of elevation gain on this hike (only about 700' or so) and it sits at a nice elevation of around 8,800', and the mileage isn't too bad either (roughly 4.5 miles roundtrip) but the views are really grand and, is always the case in the Sierras, at certain points, truly astounding.

At the upper lake, this is where this trail terminates - at least if this is your destination. Not a huge lake, but pristine. Tranquil, supple and from some angles, it looks like natures own Infinity Pool.

Length: 4.5 miles / Elevation gain: 689' / Highest Elevation Point: 8,910'.


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