East of Fresno in Sequoia National Park, the Pear Lake Trail is a challenging 12 mile backcountry ski to Pear Lake over the Hump at 9,400 feet through towering orange Sequoia trunks. The turn around point is at the Pear Lake Hut in the glacial basin containing several lakes.
To reach the trailhead from Fresno, head east on SR180. Past Squaw Valley, the name changes to SR198. About 20 miles past Wilsonia and Grant Grove, the trailhead acess road is on the left.
Overall, Lakes Trail / Pear Lake Trail is the 4th most popular cross country ski area of all 36 Nordic ski destinations in California.
Local Contacts: Sequoia National Park (559) 565-3134; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Cedar Grove Lodge, Grant Grove (559) 335-5500
Luxury Loding: John Muir Lodge, Grant Grove; Wuksachi Lodge, Lodgepole (559) 253-2199
Reference Source: click here http://www.nps.gov/seki
GPS: 36.5965, -118.7335
Date Published: 12/29/2015
Date Updated: 7/12/2016
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