John Muir Trail: Middle Rae Lake

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Activities

Backpacking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Summer

Forest
Lake
Scenic
Swimming Hole

This campsite is located at mile 172 of the John Muir Trail.

You'll have to deal with some crowds at Rae Lakes but that is because this is an amazing setting to spend the night. If sharing this place with others is the worst of your worries then you're doing pretty well. Hikers flock here for the incredible swimming, views of iconic peaks like Fin Dome and Painted Lady, and epic sunrises.

Find out everything you need to know about your John Muir Trip at Bearfoot Theory.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $100/night

Starry Night

Squaw Valley, California

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Activities

Backpacking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Summer

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