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The Best Backpacking in Shaver Lake

Looking for the best backpacking in Shaver Lake? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Shaver Lake. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Shaver Lake

  • Shaver Lake, California

    Camp at Bretz Mill Campground

    4.0
    / 3286 ft gain
    Bretz Mill Campground is truly one of a kind - no fee, open year round, first come, first serve. This is a wonderful campground is an oasis for those seeking to picnic, cool off during hot summer days, or explore snowy trails. This is also a great place to spend the night when many campgrounds at...
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  • Shaver Lake, California

    Dinkey Lakes and Dusy-Ershim OHV Loop

    17.49 mi / 2776 ft gain
    Dinkey Lakes and Dusy-Ershim OHV Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Shaver Lake, California.
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  • Lakeshore, California

    Hike to George Lake

    5.0
    9.2 mi / 1050 ft gain
    The hike to George Lake starts out about 4 miles after you turn off 168 onto Kaiser Pass Rd. You'll want to park at the parking lot right before Badger Flat Campground. The parking lot is easy to notice and it is located on the right hand side of the road, two pit toilets and bear lockers are loc...
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  • Lakeshore, California

    Camp at West Kaiser Campground

    / 5583 ft gain
    West Kaiser Campground operates on a first come, first serve basis and is free. The campground has 10 sites with picnic tables, fire rings, and bear boxes. There is not potable water, so bring as much as you need to drink and cook. West Kaiser is open from June - December, weather dependent.  The...
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  • Shaver Lake, California

    Dinkey Lakes Loop via Cliff Lake

    25.2 mi / 4140 ft gain
    Dinkey Lakes Loop via Cliff Lake is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Lakeshore, California.
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  • Madera County, California

    Camp at Willow Placer Campground

    / 1067 ft gain
    Willow Placer Campground is conveniently near to Yosemite's Wawona entrance, Mono Hot Springs, and a wide trail system in Sierra National Forest. The campground is open year round, and operates on a first-come first-serve basis. The campground is owned by Bureau of Land Management. There is a $1...
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  • Shaver Lake, California

    Camp at Marmot Rock Campground

    / 8205 ft gain
    Located on the Courtright Reservoir, Marmot Rock Campground is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Courtright Reservoir is great for boating and fishing. Trails access John Muir Wilderness, perfect for hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and backpacking.  Marmot Rock ...
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  • Shaver Lake, California

    Voyager Rock to Hobler Lake

    6.14 mi / 968 ft gain
    Voyager Rock to Hobler Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Shaver Lake, California.
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  • Shaver Lake, California

    Maxson Trailhead to Hobler Lake

    8.36 mi / 1243 ft gain
    Maxson Trailhead to Hobler Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Shaver Lake, California.
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  • Shaver Lake, California

    Hell For Sure Pass

    36.75 mi / 6194 ft gain
    Hell For Sure Pass is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Lakeshore, California.
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  • Shaver Lake, California

    Camp at Lily Pad Campground

    / 6556 ft gain
    Lily Pad Campground is set on an uncrowded lake with surrounding wilderness and jaw-dropping granite rock. The campground operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. This is a popular location for fishing enthusiasts. The campground is open from May - November. Nearby activities include hiking, ...
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  • Lakeshore, California

    Corbett Lake

    5.4 mi / 1699 ft gain
    Corbett Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Lakeshore, California.
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  • Lakeshore, California

    Backpack Evolution Valley

    4.5
    15.5 mi / 1500 ft gain
    You can get to the Evolution Basin a variety of ways, but the easiest is through the Florence Lake Trailhead. Here, you can choose to either take the Florence Lake Ferry across the lake, or save $25 and hike the extra 4 miles around the lake. Personally, I would choose the ferry.About five miles ...
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  • Lakeshore, California

    Backpack to Crater Lake, Sierra National Forest

    8.4 mi / 2100 ft gain
    Starting at Lake Florence, this hike starts out with a climb up and keeps this up over the next 3 miles. After about 3 miles of climbing you reach another lake, Dutch Lake which provides shade and a nice place to rest. From there it's a relatively flat 1.2 miles in to your destination. Once at Cr...
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  • Lakeshore, California

    Florence Lake to Edison Lake via John Muir Trail

    31.91 mi / 5459 ft gain
    Florence Lake to Edison Lake via John Muir Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Lakeshore.
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  • Lakeshore, California

    Crater Lake Trail

    7.55 mi / 2136 ft gain
    Crater Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Lakeshore, California.
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