California alpine lakes are a great way to spend the summer weekends. An alpine lake is a lake at a high altitude in the mountains, usually near or above the treeline. Treeline in the Eastern Sierra ranges on average from 8,000 – 12,000 ft.
Ready to plan your summer hiking adventure?
If you’re looking to swim at some high-altitude lakes in the mountains, below are some of my favorite California hikes to pretty lakes of all different hike distances and levels, most of which can be done as a day hike or a quick weekend trip!⛰️
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Ready for the lakes? Don’t forget to prepare for the sun! Check out these 5 essential items to pack for fun in the sun!
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