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Hawkins Peak - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Hawkins Peak, California 96120, USA

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About Hawkins Peak

Hawkins Peak is one of the many volcanic peaks that over look the small town of Markleeville on Sr4. The popular Grover Hot Springs are at the base of this Mountain on the South Eastern Side. This peak is interesting to look at because the summit is a large knob made up of volcanic rock that looks like a nipple. Hawkins Peak is also one of the 10,000 ft peaks that surround Hope Valley.

Attractions Near Hawkins Peak

Burnside Lake
Burnside Lake3.28km from Hawkins Peak

Burnside Lake is a lake in Alpine County and has an elevation of 8143 feet. it is situated southwest of Hawkins Peak. it is one of the beautiful recreational post here and is also famous for fishing and other activities.

Grover Hot Springs State Park
Grover Hot Springs State Park5.33km from Hawkins Peak

This is a state park of California containing natural hot springs on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada. Park amenities include a swimming pool complex fed by the hot springs, as well as a campground, picnic area, and hiking trails.

Hope Valley
Hope Valley5.76km from Hawkins Peak

A broad mountain valley in Alpine County, California, located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada to the northeast of Carson Pass and south of Lake Tahoe. The valley served as a major thoroughfare for the passage of settlers and emigrants to and from California during the Gold Rush era. Sitting at an elevation of just above 7,000 feet and framed by peaks reaching over 10,000 feet high, Hope Valley is known for its wide vistas, fly fishing, fall colors, and winter activities.

Hope Valley Outdoors
Hope Valley Outdoors5.83km from Hawkins Peak

Hope Valley Outdoors offers cross-country and telemark skis and snowshoe rentals along 60 miles of trails in the heart of Alpine County. It is a great place for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Although snow takes some time to build up in the area, you would be hard-pressed to locate a better area in the mountain with a similarly long extension of flat terrain and elevation that receives snow.

Scotts Lake
Scotts Lake8.58km from Hawkins Peak

Scotts Lake is a reservoir in Alpine County and has an elevation of 2,445 metres. This lake is 26 acres in size.There are no signs of fish life and abundant insect life in, and around, the water. The hike is very pleasant with abundant views of Big Meadow and gradual climbs through Aspen groves.

Alpine County Museum
Alpine County Museum9.18km from Hawkins Peak

This is a museum telling the Native American and Pioneering history of Alpine County California.

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Alpine County
Alpine County
52 attractions

This is the least populous county in California state. There are no incorporated cities in the county.