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Five Lakes Creek Trail, California

   
This wilderness trail has a total elevation difference of 1,394 feet, and that is about average. Keep in mind that this is a long great outdoors trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. The time needed for this backcountry hike is roughly 8 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. The hiking trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. Being 8.8 miles long it's an average length hiking trail. This is a two-ended wilderness trail with two trailheads which means you have the option of hiking it one way if you have someone to pick you up at the other end. This great outdoors trail sometimes gets very dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 4.4 miles
Total climbing distance = 3.1 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 4.5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 2.5 hours

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 4.4 miles
Total climbing distance = 1.1 miles
Difficulty : Easy
Casual Hiking Pace: 3.5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 2 hours
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 8.8 miles
Total climbing distance = 4.2 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 8 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 5.5 hours

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 8.8 miles
Total climbing distance = 4.2 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 8 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 5.5 hours

Total elevation difference: 1394 feet
   
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