Best Trails near Bishop, California

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on John Muir Trail
6 days ago

Very hard. Be prepared.

on Rock Creek Traverse: Mono...
6 days ago

Great moderate hike with amazing views of peaks and lakes.

on Mosquito Flat
10 days ago

Very beautiful easy hike. Mosquito nets not needed.

on Lake Sabrina to Blue Lake...
13 days ago

camping

Passed on the way to Moonlight Lake. Awesome.

on Sabrina Basin Trail
13 days ago

Ridiculous and breathtaking

on Mosquito Flat
17 days ago

hiking

Do I need mosquito nets or is repellant sufficient ?

on Mosquito Flat
17 days ago

hiking

Do we need mosquito nets in August or is repellant sufficient?

on Mosquito Flat
17 days ago

hiking

Absolutely stunning hike, for a hiker & a photographer! Only negatives are it's Very crowded, & the mosquitoes were horrible when we were there in. I can see why it got it's name! Would do again any day!

on Discovery Trail
17 days ago

Great trail to take, especially if you don't have all day, Plus the classic Bristlecone Tree shot is located here

on North Lake to the Lamarck...
20 days ago

hiking

Great trail, parking can be a bit of a problem, you can't park at the campground, and there is only room for 4 cars at the closest day use spot. However, the larger day use parking spot has a bathroom and plenty of parking, but have to walk half-mile to trail head.

The hike starts climbing fairly quickly, lots of water in the streams. I have read that some people have trouble picking up the trail again from Lower Lamarck to Upper Lamarck and it can be tricky. The key is to cross over the stream soon right by where the stream flows out of lower Lamarck. The first 200 meters or so the trail is not great, but then the rest of the way up to Upper Lamarck is very well maintained. If you are indoubt you are on the right tail, then you aren't on it.

Great abundant colorful wildflowers on the way up to upper Lamarck. Better swimming and many entry points in Lower Lamarck and that is where you can scramble over to the Wonder Lakes if you want.

We found this trail definitely moderate, lots of elevation gain in 2 miles (1600ft)

on Baboon Lakes
22 days ago

hiking

Started out on the trail with the destination of the Baboon lakes as my primary goal for the day. The trail was very straight forward and quite moderate as I climbed up towards and past Blue Lake. Just beyond Blue Lake there is a trail junction for Donkey Lake and Dingleberry Lake, I proceeded forward towards Donkey Lake. A bit further up the trail was another junction leading to the left for Donkey, Again I proceeded forward. About 1/2 mile further the trail becomes much harder to follow and I had to carefully scout out for rock cairns to keep my forward progress. After awhile longer I came to the realization that these cairns i had been following were not leading me to my intended destination and I decided to give up on Baboon Lakes. From my most forward progress I began moving towards the left to the upper reaches of Donkey lake, from there I walked along this very pretty lake to the trail that leads back to the main trail. I had intended to load the topos for this area on to my GPS unit but forgot in my rush to get going on my trip. If you intend on trying this hike having a topo map or a GPS unit with them loaded is a must. After leaving Donkey lake I hiked back to the trail junction and on to Emerald and Dingleberry lakes. This section of trail was very nice and easy to follow and would be recommended for someone who is not up for the challenge of route finding their way to Baboon Lakes. All said I did enjoy the scenery this trail has to offer.
Total trail miles was 15 with an elevation gain of 3,000 ft.

on Tyee Lakes
1 month ago

fishing

Trail was great it had it spots where it got tough but nothing you can't handle. Elevation was a killer after 2nd lake.

on Methuselah National Recre...
1 month ago

hiking

We went here with children ages 9-16 years old. Do it early morning, bring plenty of water and snacks especially sunblock and hat is a must. We hiked 14k ft elevation. Need frequent stop to rest and sips of water. It was an adventure.

on White Mountain Peak Trail
1 month ago

hiking

First fourteener!!