The Parker Lake Trail at Inyo National Forest in June Lake, California is a difficult 3.8-mile out-and-back hike out to Parker Lake. This trail also lies within the Ansel Adam Wilderness.
The trail starts at the end of Parker Creek Trail (which is a road, not a trail) and immediately ascends a steeper-grade hill for about a half-mile. After the first half-mile, the trail continues to ascend, but at a more gradual grade. Around mile 1.7, the trail finally evens out and descends slightly towards Parker Lake.
The entire hike runs along Parker Creek, which makes it easy to filter water when needed.
Camping / Backpacking: Camping and backpacking is allowed on this trail with plenty of campsites by Parker Lake.
Dogs and mountain biking are allowed on this trail as well.
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