2. LAMARCK LAKES
Difficulty: Moderate Day Hike
The water is almost as blue as the sky.
Surrounded by high alpine cliffs and sharp, jagged mountains, the gorgeously-photogenic Lamarck Lakes are too pretty to pass up. With only 1300 feet of elevation gain in the 5.8 mile round trip trek, reaching these stunning watery gems will soothe your soul and entice further wilderness exploration. Lower Lamarck Lake, just 2.2 miles from the North Lake Campground (4.4 miles roundtrip), is extremely pretty, showcasing Mt. George Davis a few thousand feet above the glassy water. Upper Lamarck Lake is 2.9 miles from the campground (5.8 miles roundtrip) and offers a majestic view that will leave your jaw on the trail.