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Heart Lake Twin Meadows Trail, California

Twin Meadows was originally named White Meadows and our old family cabin is the one between the meadows. They ran cattle with T.A.Spencer the first pres. of the Tehama Co. Cattleman's Assoc. The forming of the first association was in response to the loss of grazing rights when the park was formed. The shortage of beef during WW1 prompted Woodrow Wilson to state that if necessary they would raise sheep on the lawn of the White House. Says Geo. Skeeter White

This great outdoors trail has a total elevation difference of 1,384 feet, and that is about average. Heart Lake Twin Meadows Trail has only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out backcountry hike. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. This is a hiking trail that is quite long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. Heart Lake Twin Meadows Trail is 7.2 miles long it's a mid length backcountry trek. There's not much difference in elevation along Heart Lake Twin Meadows Trail, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your backcountry trek. The time needed for this trek is roughly 6.5 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster.

Total in and out hiking length = 7.2 miles

Total climbing distance = 3 miles

Difficulty : Difficult

Casual Hiking Pace: 6.5 hours

Fast Hiking Pace: 4 hours

Total elevation difference: 1384 feet
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