The hike to Lone Pine Lake is an interesting hike. It starts on the Grand Lake side of the park and fairly soon a wide lush valley floor opens up with a large slow moving - meandering oxbow river, on a clear day its breathtaking. The trail to Lone Pine Lake is a good distance, just under eleven miles round trip, and is the first stop on a larger hike to Lake Verna and Spirit Lake. For this hike I only went to Lone Pine Lake. Prior to Lone Pine Lake there is a fairly steep incline then a short distance to Lone Pine Lake. It's a small lake and has the feel of a layover point. It's quite and peaceful. The weather was great on this day.