Looking for a great trail in Inyo National Forest, California? AllTrails has 121 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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wild flowers

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dogs on leash




dog friendly


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horseback riding

ohv / off road driving

rock climbing

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bridge out
no shade
off trail
over grown
private property
washed out
4 days ago

Too easy started hike at 4:30am made it to the top by 11:30

6 days ago

Hiked this in September and forgot to review. Beautiful, difficult, awesome hike that I swore I would never do again! (Planning on trying to get a permit to do the other side this year) Had planned to hike to trail camp, but the winds and weather would not allow that. Had to camp lower at outpost camp. Left at 4:30 am and made it to the peak about 12:30ish. The 99 switchbacks were not too bad. I found the last 2 miles to be the most challenging and the return. We hiked approx 19 miles that day. Made it back to the Portal at about 9 PM. Did the last 2-3 miles in the dark. The decent is always hard on me and my knees and my pace was slow, but that doesn’t matter to me-the scenery is absolutely breathtaking and so worth it!

great hike has patches of snow (January 19th 2020) going further up you will need spikes as the snow gets now has been icy you will find soft snow but it about 2 hour walk from the start is the trail.

on Obsidian Dome Trail

7 days ago

not really a hike, great spot for all you geology fans

great short hike in the fall, and there is alot of mining artifacts between the trail and mammoth creek.

Portal Road Closed 3.5 miles before trail head 1/9/20. Trail supoedly still open per park ranger

ohv/off road driving
28 days ago

A great tail for our 2019 Tacoma. has quite a few creek crossings that can be a little rough at times and we had to turn back because of the snow and our traction. We would recommend it for advanced drivers but the first few miles is great for anyone with good ground clearance wanting to go for a view. would also recommend more late spring to early fall in order to avoid snow that collects in the shadows of the switchbacks forming ice layers.

cross country skiing
28 days ago

Nicely groomed and snowmobile free this morning

Beautiful trip! Did South to North lake. 6 days / 5 night. The trail condition is great, although it get pretty rocky around Muir Pass. Water is abundant if you plan it right. 10/10 would recommend!

1 month ago

Started my hike from the service road at Hartley springs, reccomend hiking poles and proper snow shoes. With that said conditions were beautiful the snow was fairly packed so it wasn’t too bad. View from up top was absolutely breathtaking!

Gorgeous trail. Rocky but manageable. Doable with a stock 4runner or Taco, but I wouldn't go with street tires as there are sharp rocks all over the trail. The views are fantastic and the lake is peaceful. A few good camp sites by the lake. Don't go on a busy weekend, trail traffic can cause problems here.

1 month ago

When I had hiked here the weather in Bishop was in the high 80's but when we arrived here we needed our coats we were loving every minute. The hike itself is fairly easy the terrain was easy as well. Posted signs made the trail easy to follow. The views and surrounding area were breathtaking. To know that one of the oldest tree in the world was somewhere among us made this hike even better.

1 month ago

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