Crown Point Loop is a 19.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bridgeport, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length19.8 miElevation gain3,858 ftRoute typeLoop
BackpackingCampingHikingHorseback ridingNature tripsRock climbingForestLakeViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeBugsFee
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This park mandates a $15 parking fee at Mono Village.

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Mario Mendoza
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Mario Mendoza
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Brenda Brown
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BackpackingGreat!

Drove from SF Bay area on Friday afternoon (tip: stop at Sonora on your way out or back). We stayed at Bridgeport Inn on Friday night (historic building, outdoor dinning on the lawn due to Covid-19). Backpacked 3 night/2 day, counterclockwise, from Twin Lakes. We picked up a walk-in permit at Ranger station on Saturday at 8 am. Parked the car at the resort at Twin Lakes $15. This is the busiest section of the trip. We ran into 20+ groups of backpackers and day hikers from the hike from Twin Lakes to Barney Lake which is ~4 miles. Barney has a nice little beach and beautiful view. Bring your swim suit and enjoy a swim in the lake. From there, you start switchbacks and hike for another 4 miles until you get to Peeler Lake. When you arrive at Peeler Lake, there is a campsite with view of the lake then you descend and there is a large dirt area where most people camped. If you continue on the trail, there is one more site on the left but then the area around the lake is marked as "no camping". If you continue, then you get to the flat rock area, also with 'no camping' signs but you may be able to squeeze in an area. As you are exiting the lake, there is another campsite area by the creek but no lake view though you are only steps away. There is one with its own little waterfall. From Peeler Lake to Crown is 7 miles and Snow Lake makes it a nice lunch spot. Camped at Crown the 2nd night. If you have energy, before you get to Crown and after Snow Lake, you can take a side trip and go up to Mule Pass. There is another small lake. On the 3rd day, we hike out, `8 miles, the last of the Robinson's Lake turquoise color water is beautiful/very small lake. People have camped at the 2nd of the Robinson's lake. There is an area, on both sides of the trail that could easily allow for maybe 4 tents close together (ok for a group). Total mileage is higher at 23 miles (8/7/8), moderate. A truly beautiful hike. Tips: Bring repellent and a backpack rain cover or put your belongings in waterproof bags inside your backpack. It rained every evening for about 20 -30 minutes. Set up your tent as soon as you get to where you will spend the night so you can take shelter if it starts raining (when it rains, it pours).

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Brendan Bird
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BackpackingGreat!

Fantastic hike! Did 3 days, 2 nights. Definitely some taxing elevation gains with several river crossings. First night stayed at Crown Lake. Summited Crown Point from Snow Lake by following the southwest ridge. The second night we camped on the south end of Barney Lake with fantastic views. Recommend bug spray, plenty of water available. Backcountry permit for Robinson Creek under Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Wilderness; obtained at recreation.gov . Bear canister required. Parking at Mono Village for small fee.

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Kyle Skitco
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Hiked this trail on July 4th weekend. Great loop with plenty of lakes to see and fish. Make sure to bring bug spray!

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Matthew Machonis
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Brian Schmidt
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This is an amazing hike. We did it as a 3 day, 2 night trek. With backpacks, this felt like a good pace. We camped at Crown Lake for the first night and then Barney lake the second, leaving a short morning hike out to the trail head. There are tons of great camping opportunities along the way, water was plenty easy to come across. Some logistics for camping here. Required permits can be obtained at the Bridgeport Ranger District Office on Hwy 395, not far at all from the trailhead. There is a limited amount of permits, but we were able to get one Saturday morning of Labor day weekend. Overnight parking is available at Annett's Mono Village, it costs $10 for a 7 day pass. Bugs were not too bad, but definitely bring good bug spray and maybe a net. I never ended up wearing my bugnet, but I don't like to be without it when I do need it.

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Michael Hironimus
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Great hike with some changing landscapes. A couple of snowfields even in September. Beautiful vistas from the lakes.

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Brian Schmidt
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Brenna Gracely
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Michael Galgiani
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