Parker Lake can be approached from Silver Lake or Parker Creek trail heads.
The route here features the Parker Creek trail and a trailess jaunt around the lake clockwise. The hike can be done inside of 2 hours but to really appreciate it and circle the lake I put in the time of half a day.
Anticipate 4 miles round trip with 600 ft. el. gain to the lake and back. Add on 2 miles if you circle the lake. The elevation of Parker Lake is 8,300 ft..
No permits are required for this hike.