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Loop hike in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, near Graeagle, California. We started from the Round Lake Trailhead, on the Gold Lake Highway at Gold Lake Lodge. Passed by nine lakes. There are lots of opportunities for shorter or longer loops in this georgeous area.


7.81 mi (3.49 mi uphill, 3.31 mi downhill, 0.95 mi flat)
1200 ft total ascent – 13.5 %  uphill grade, 17.6 %  downhill grade
5:03:19 total time (4:18:14 moving, 0:45:05 stopped)
0:33:02 pace (1.8 mph average speed, 5.1 mph max speed)
13.6 difficulty, 24.2 effort