|Description of 20 Lakes: This has to be the hike with the best "effort to reward" ratio in California! A leisurely hike in the 10,000 ft high alpine grandiosity of the Hoover Wilderness will take you by SEVEN major lakes right on the trail. Each has great fishing (unless you're my dad and only catch one!) and the views are some of the most spectacular I've ever seen. I kept asking myself if I was in the Austrian Alps, but Heidi never appeared, so I safely assumed I was still in California. If you pay $9 you can take a water taxi across Saddlebag Lake and shave 2 miles off the hike... a great idea for a day hike.