Trip Type: Weekend Out and Back
Trailhead to Ediza: 9 miles (4.5 miles each way)
Altitude Gain: 1200 feet
Trail Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Trail Traffic: Very High, guaranteed you won't be alone
WSH Trip Rating: 3 out of 5 stars: Easy walk for most beginners. Can be hot and exposed during summer afternoons.
The Hike: This is a tame and comfortable hike although the first 1.6 miles has about 1000' of gain. If you're a beginner pace yourself. Once over Potter Pass the hike is super pleasant and tree covered to both Twin Lakes. From Upper Twin Lake climb the final 500' of gain over 1 mile to George Lake. There are ample sites around the lake - enough for 4 or 5 groups and they're spread out nicely around the lake.
Camping: Great camping just off the trail on the right. Also a second great site across the outlet stream on the west side of the lake
Trail Notes: Check with the Ranger District as fires in 2020 may have affected this area.
Travel: Follow highway 168 towards Prather/Shaver Lake. Leave Huntington Lake Road and make a right on Tollhouse Road just after Shaver Lake. You should still be on Hwy 168. Continue on Tollhouse Road/Hwy168 to Huntington Lake. Just after you cross the inlet to Huntington Lake make a right on Kaiser Pass Road and follow this a couple miles to an access road/parking area on the left. OPTION: Continue on Kaiser Pass road for another mile or two to a second trailhead. This trailhead is 300' higher reducing the climb to Potter Pass.
Permits: Grab your permit at the Ranger Station in Prather, just past the traffic circle (roundabout) on the right hands side of the road