Chain Lakes

Box Spring to Chain Lakes

Chain Lakes is a small collection of natural, alpine lakes in the Emigrant Wilderness part of the Stanislaus National Forest. There are a couple of different routes to Chain Lakes but this one starts at the Box Spring trailhead, about 7 miles off Forest Route 3N01. The hike is relatively easy with an elevation change […]

Bear Lake From Southwest Shore

Crabtree to Bear Lake

Bear Lake sits just inside the Emigrant Wilderness nestled in a granite valley accompanied by a sea of conifers. This peaceful, alpine lake makes for a perfect one day getaway during the summer months and to escape the heat of the foothills. The trailhead at Crabtree Camp is easily accessible by most vehicles despite the […]