Eagle Lake

Distance: 6.4 miles (round trip)

Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, near Mineral King in California's Southwestern Sierra

Looking toward the head of Eagle Lake

Looking toward the head of Eagle Lake


This short, strenuous hike climbs to a pretty lake nestled in a rugged cirque, with great views of the East Fork Kaweah River valley and the Great Western Divide en route.
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  • Distance: 6.4 miles (round trip) to Eagle Lake
  • Elevation: 7,830-ft. at Trailhead
    10,010-ft. at Eagle Lake
  • Elevation Gain: 2,180-ft. to Eagle Lake
  • Difficulty: moderate-strenuous
  • More Hikes in:
    Mineral King / California's Southwestern Sierra

Why Hike Eagle Lake

A beautiful traverse along the East Fork Kaweah River Valley, wonderful views of Mineral and Sawtooth Peaks and vistas of the Great Western Divide are the scenic rewards of this short, strenuous hike to a photogenic lake nestled in a rugged granite cirque. The relatively short distance, scenic beauty of the lake and good fishing make it a popular destination for hikers, backpackers and anglers.

Elevation Profile

Eagle Lake Elevation Profile

Trail Resources

Trail Detail/Full Description / Trail Photo Gallery / Trail Map

Basecamp(s) Information:
Mineral King

Region Information:
California's Southwestern Sierra

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