Little Lakes Valley to Gem Lakes

MODERATE 33 reviews
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Little Lakes Valley to Gem Lakes is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bishop, CA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.9 miles 1169 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fly fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

A day hike from the Mosquito Flat trailhead through the Little lakes valley to Morgan Pass. Little lakes valley hike is a beautiful day hike in the eastern sierra that takes you through scenic lakes formed by snow melt. It is a moderately strenuous hike, not due of the elevation gain, but because of being above 10000ft. The trail starts from the Mosquito flat trail head, located at the end of Rock Creek Road, about 10 miles from Hwy 395. The trail head is at an elevation of 10000+ft, so acclimatization at high altitudes will definitely help. This is one of the most beautiful, not-so-strenuous hikes I have done in the eastern sierra.

backpacking
19 days ago

Amazing. Totally recharged my internal battery

19 days ago

2 months ago

It's a very pretty high altitude trail. I used this trail to help me get ready for my successful climb of Mount Whitney.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice with lots of views.

4 months ago

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5 months ago

Very pretty and relatively easy hike! Lots of mosquitos this time of year though (June) so bring your spray or cover up!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice moderate trail with a beautiful lake to relax, worth the hike.

backpacking
5 months ago

This is a great easy hike with amazing views of lakes and great Sierra mountains

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful especially in the snow! Just a wonderful hike!

nature trips
6 months ago

Bummer Bummer and Bummer. With stupendous planning upfront to hike this trail only took us about .7 miles with only to realize snow was daunting. Will go back and yes worth the write-up on disappointment as this is a gorgeous 7 mile hike worth going back to Bishop for.

hiking
1 year ago

Awesome place to backpack for a night or two and try some luck with the fishing! Awesome views!

1 year ago

Loved it!

hiking
1 year ago

Allows dogs!

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful! Great hike and my dog even loved it!

birding
1 year ago

Beautiful trail. Many spring flowers. No snow as if this review.

birding
1 year ago

Nice trail. Most scenic lake is the one at end if trail: Gem Lake. Not too many people on trail but a lot of dogs.