Little Lakes Valley to Gem Lakes is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bishop, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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.
This can be Day hike or a short easy backpacking trip. it's pretty easy just keep in mind that you start at over 10,000'. you will see several lakes all have fish so bring you fishing rods.
Amazing. Totally recharged my internal battery
It's a very pretty high altitude trail. I used this trail to help me get ready for my successful climb of Mount Whitney.
Really nice with lots of views.
Very pretty and relatively easy hike! Lots of mosquitos this time of year though (June) so bring your spray or cover up!
Nice moderate trail with a beautiful lake to relax, worth the hike.
This is a great easy hike with amazing views of lakes and great Sierra mountains
Beautiful especially in the snow! Just a wonderful hike!
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.
Awesome place to backpack for a night or two and try some luck with the fishing! Awesome views!