Best trails in Inyo National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Inyo National Forest, California? AllTrails has 122 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 54 moderate trails in Inyo National Forest ranging from 1.5 to 42.6 miles and from 3,782 to 11,384 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Mount Whitney Trail
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 22.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is a long and strenuous out-and-back trek that summits Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States. The trail averages 550' of elevation gain per mile and features two designShow more
#2 - Crystal Lake Trail
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Crystal Lake Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, natShow more
#3 - Mount Whitney Portal to Lone Pine Lake
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Note: Due to COVID-19 measures, Whitney Portal Road is closed. Please check with the forest page for more information. No permits required for hikers going no further than Lone Pine Lake. Day hikers Show more
#4 - Convict Lake Loop Trail
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
Convict Lake Loop Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
#5 - Minaret Lake
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 13.4 mi • Est. 7 h 3 m
Minaret Lake is a 13.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking aShow more
#6 - Mount Muir via the Mount Whitney Trail
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 14.4 mi • Est. 9 h 47 m
Mount Muir via the Mount Whitney Trail is a 14.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lone Pine, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily usShow more
#7 - Fern Lake Trail
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
Fern Lake Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near June Lake, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, Show more
#8 - McLeod Lake Trail
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 58 m
Perfect little hike with incredible views. If you're looking for something fun to do in a short time, we highly suggest this hike!Show more
#9 - PCT: CA Section H - Crabtree Meadow to Tuolumne Meadow
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 188.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
PCT: CA Section H - Crabtree Meadow to Tuolumne Meadow is a 188.2 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Lone Pine, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as dShow more
#10 - Methuselah Trail
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
Methuselah Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bishop, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and iShow more
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