Big Pine Creek Campground and Glacier Lodge Loop is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Big Pine, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and horses and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from : From Highway 395, turn west on Crocker Street in Big Pine, west up Big Pine Canyon Road for 10 miles to end of road. Turn Left crossing Big Pine Creek and left past Glacier Lodge 100 yards.
great hike 2 hrs before sunset. park at the end of the road. follow the trail / Road till you come to a small Bridge which crosses big pine Creek. continue til you see the trail sign marked nf big pine Creek / sf big pine Creek. the North Fork. follow the switchbacks up the ridge until you come to the road. follow the road to the left and down the ridge until you get 2 a trail to the left. take this Trail back to the bridge. the lighting in the afternoon is magnificent!!!
The best spot in the Eastern Sierras! Hike back to the lakes is beautiful. Lon Cheney cabin bas back off the trail too. Cool story if you Google it. Hang out at Glacier Lodge (cabins, camping, RV). The family who owns the place is wonderful. Be careful driving up and down the mountain...road is devilish.