Outbound Collective logo

Backpack to Weaver Lake, CA

Tulare County, California

Details

Distance

7 miles

Elevation Gain

1075 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Audrey Abeyta

Weaver is a beautiful subalpine lake with no backpacking quota restrictions. There's also great trout fishing. 

The hike to Weaver Lake begins at the Big Meadows trailhead in Sequoia National Forest (elevation: 7,633 ft.). There is roadside parking at the beginning of the trailhead and more parking available just inside the gate. At the trailhead, there is a vault toilet, trash receptacle, and map of the area. 

The trail is well-marked and easy to follow. Approximately two miles into the hike, you'll come to a flowing creek (perfect spot to stop for a snack!) and the junction for Weaver and Jennie lakes. The junction is marked by a sign, pointing to the left (east) for Weaver Lake and right (south) for Jennie Lake. From this junction, it's approximately 1.5 miles to Weaver Lake (elevation: 8,707 ft.). 

There are 15 campsites with fire rings at Weaver Lake, primarily on the north and west sides. The campsites are well-spaced and allow you a sense of isolation even during busier seasons. 

The lake is bordered by small boulders that allow you to navigate around the lake or find a peaceful reading spot. Many people were fishing at the lake, which is known for trout. 

At 7 miles round trip, this can be done as a day hike or overnight trip. This is the perfect backpacking trip for families, first-timers, or more seasoned backpackers looking for a short overnight trip.  

Trailhead coordinates: 36.7185, -118.8341

Read More

Download the Outbound mobile app

Find adventures and camping on the go, share photos, use GPX tracks, and download maps for offline use.

Get the app

Features

Camping
Fishing
Backpacking
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Scenic

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Nearby

Jennie Lake via Fox Meadows

Hike to the Summit of Big Baldy, Kings Canyon National Park

Hike the Sugar Bowl Loop in Kings Canyon NP

Hike and Fish Hume Lake

Hike Little Baldy

Camp at Sunset Campground in Kings Canyon National Park