Looking for a great trail in Inyo National Forest, California? AllTrails has 120 great hiking trails, trail 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 0.7 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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hiking
19 hours ago

McLeod trail

Really pretty spot— especially in the fall. We went towards sunset and it was great, but probably better in the morning. Alpines everywhere in full bloom early October.

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Some of the oldest making me feel old loved it

Very nice view of the falls at the end. A lot of the surrounding area is burned out, but coming back and still pretty. Went in October and there weren’t too many people there. I’d suggest going early in the day

hiking
1 day ago

It’s a tatti hike - not at all a great view

Great trail that requires some but not a lot of ground clearance. Great views and fun trail that requires just a tad bit of technical ability. Took us about 3 hours round trip with a 35 min stop at the lake and a few spots for pictures.

on Horseshoe Lake Trail

mountain biking
2 days ago

great

The first part of the description is incorrect. The trailhead is not at the campground, you pass the campground and shortly the pavement ends, continue on, less than a mile to a paved parking lot. This is an exceptional hike, great, easy access to stunning beauty.

Great views of the minarets & Mammoth mountain. Easy hike anyone can do it.

The best of Sierra!

hiking
bridge out
off trail
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

My Husband and I did this hike in summer 2016 (Didn’t have the AllTrails App then but reviewing now) and it was actually one of the very first hikes I did. Was definitely a hike up but once you get to the end where it is open the trail was not maintained and pretty nerve racking. Heights doesn’t worry me as much of the thought that I might lose my footing then slip and fall. If you have a fear of heights this may not be for you but it’s definitely doable and SO WORTH it. This might be the best view ever from the where the sign is at the top. I want to say we did the whole hike in about 3hrs with taking a break at the top. A good ‘shorter hike’.

https://youtu.be/SNjyz4XqOTM Above is my one day adventure of this trial! It was great! We did some good rock scrambling just above Deer Lakes and into Duck Lake. It was cool! The trail is very intuitive over the pass. So many breathtaking views and sights! Duck Lake has stunning hues of blues and turquoise!

hiking
muddy
no shade
rocky
scramble
5 days ago

beautiful painful hike! just make sure to give your self to acclimate to the altitude the days leading up to the hike. we did an over night trip. it was a great experience. would definitely recommend

We have talked about this hike before...now it's done. "A beautiful alpine lake above the portal" is what we had read. The experience was well worth the effort! With an elevation gain of around 1700 ft. and breathtaking views of the Owens Valley! The constant climb was brutal...next time we will acclimate before going up. Still the weather, the fellow Whitney Trail Hikers, and the fall colors made for one of my favorite hikes! And as usual, the mountain restored some peace to my soul.

hiking
muddy
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

10/13/19 me and my friend left the portal at 3:41 am, it is very cold in the morning so bring gloves and a headlamp obviously. Time flies going up it’s not that difficult until you hit the trail crest. You think you are close to the top, you aren’t. From there you traverse the back side of Whitney to the summit. The sign says it’s 1.9 miles to the top, it’s not. It’s around 3 miles. And you are above 4K Meters in elevation making a steady up climb. It’s where dreams go to die, and where people turn around. If you are feeling good- Go for the Summit. If not, turn around the mountain will always be there. AMS is no joke. Once I hit the summit I realized I had so much more to climb down. Bring Tylenol or Advil for the walk down unless you love pain. Beautiful hike, did lots of training but still was shocked at how long and brutal this mountain is. Water is abundant bring filters if you plan on filtering otherwise 3L was just the right amount of water. Coconut water tasted great up there also-

hiking
6 days ago

Elevation was a tough one, but if I lived in the area I’d do this one over and over again!

Perfect conditions, a good 3,5 h hike. I would say the trail is moderate not hard.

hiking
7 days ago

Completed round trip within 11 hours and 30 minutes on 10/12/2019. We started at 5:30 am from the Whitney Portal trail head and reached the summit by 12 noon. Stayed on the top for 1 hour and 45 minutes for lunch and pictures. Headed down at 1:45pm, and back to the trail head at 6:30 pm. I ran down the trail after past the 99 twists. It was good to challenge yourself. Probably will do it again.

Great trail good trail marking but since by myself had to turn around. Quail scared the crap out of me. Amazing!!

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