Palisades Glacier is the southernmost glacier in the
United States. Located above Big Pine, CA in the Sierra
Nevada range, it is clearly visible from US Highway
395. From the Glacier Lodge, 8 miles from US Highway
395, there are several trails to follow to this ancient
glacier. Lakes are abundant along the trails as well
as fascinating geological features.
Hikers, and those up to the challenge, will be rewarded
with a glimpse of the most recent ice age, the Palestine.
For more information, contact the Big
Pine Chamber of Commerce or Visitors' Centers in
Lone Pine, Independence or Big Pine.