Baxter Pass Trail
The Baxter Pass Trail provides access to the John Muir Wilderness. It climbs more than 6,000 feet to Baxter Pass, on the Sierra Crest. The trail continues into Kings Canyon National Park, where it joins the John Muir Trail. Baxter Pass Trail is steep and rugged. In some places it is difficult to locate. It is not recommended for stock.
Common Destinations: Summit Meadow, Baxter Lakes, Dollar Lake, Arrowhead Lake, Woods Creek, John Muir Trail
At a Glance
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From Highway 395, approximately 2 miles north of Independence, CA:
- Turn West onto Fish Hatchery Road.
- Turn right onto North Oak Creek Road, at the fork about 1 mile from the highway.
- The Baxter Pass Trailhead is at the end of North Oak Creek Road, about 5 miles from Highway 395.
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