Druid Stones is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bishop, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length5.1 miElevation gain2,050 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsBird watchingViewsRocky
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Aaron Cohen
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Hiking

Great trail with a rewarding view of some cool boulders, bishop and white mountain in the distance.

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Trog .
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Hiking

Very difficult. But very rewarding bring lots of water.

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David User
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Bill Sherwood
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Hiking

Great vertical and awesome views.... continued South at “the top” for a while. Secluded and fun with rolling ups and downs. Minimal snow at 4 miles in. 03/20/2021.

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Dustin Engle
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Kerrie Bohunovsky
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Dustin Engle
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Allan Smith
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Dustin Engle
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David Erickson
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Hiking

Great, consistently steep hike. If you want to make the hike longer, there is a trail that seems to go endlessly into the mountains. It begins near the highest point of the main hike. I took that and turned around after a mile or so.

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James Kopperud
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babies keep me slow.

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Roni Perez
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

The way down is harder than the way up in my opinion!

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Wendy Nishikawa
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You will start the narrow steep single track at .4 mile. From there it’s a steep slog up to the trail split at 1.4 miles. For a steeper climb, take the left fork. You will come to the Druids at 1.6 miles. I kept on the path instead of exploring around the stones, which I did last time. At 1.8-2.3 miles, be prepared for a straight uphill section where you gain about 1000 feet in 1/2 a mile. I would suggest using trekking poles because the gravel is slippery, both up and down this loop. I love this trail- it packs a lot in, in 5 miles!

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Wendy Nishikawa
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Hiking

This is a great workout! I took the left trail (the fork is at 1.4 mile). You think you’re done when you get to the Druid Stones but there is a relentless straight up climb out of there. It was a hot day when I did it - next time I’ll start earlier. Trail has lots of slippery rocks so I was glad to have my hiking boots and poles. Anyhow, loved the views and will do again!

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Jessica Wei
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Hiking

Great workout only saw 2 other people. Go left at the fork to do steeper road on way up

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Michelle H
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HikingNo shade

This trail is no joke. Very steep. Very little snow at the top. It was a great work out.

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Andy Arnold
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After a day of climbing in Happy Boulders, my friend and I decided to get a hike in. I picked this one due to length and altitude change. We started a little late for January, 3:15, and thought we would be fine. Nevertheless, this trail, especially if you go clockwise, has a crazy amount of altitude gain and, in some parts, is super steep. We quickly realized that it was going to take longer than expected and set a point of no return in case we didn’t reach the turn around spot. Use the GPS on this one because the turn to head back down towards the Druids is easy to miss. We ended up trail running down in an attempt to beat the sunset. We made it no problem and the druids, the view of the Sierras, and Bishop valley make this a well worth it hike. Dinner and soaking in Keough Springs afterwards topped off an amazing day. A highly recommended hike for altitude gain, views, and beauty.

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Renee Kalt
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Views for days. If you like incline and views this is the trail for you. We went on a 64 degree February day and it was perfect.

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Kate T
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Patrick Thompson
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Great trail. Only a couple inches of snow. Tempted to keep going for better views of Mt. Tom, but stuck to the loop (clockwise). Carried micro spikes, but didn’t need them.

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David Dougan
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Devon Zillner
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OHV/Off-road driving

Moderate off-road trail with few turnouts for on coming traffic. We traveled this section in our Tacoma TRD PRO towing an Air Opus Off-road camper trailer. Further up their are opportunities for dispersed camping, hunting, and fishing.

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Wolf Veronica Koomson Maiden
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Hiking

This trail is an excellent trail for a workout. Unfortunately, it's not marked well and I ended up getting lost and walking on a different trail for a spell. I eventually had to back track to find out where the trail started which is past the corralled area near a turn around point in the dirt roads leading to the mountain. I will definitely try again to complete the whole thing now that I know where to go. It is very Rocky at some points and I nearly slipped a few times so beware.

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Helene Markman
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This has always been one of my favorites! Close to home, a good workout, gorgeous views! And yes, I recommend a stick, and GOOD shoes wth traction!

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Marci Ross
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This technical trail has earned its hard rating. It is best done by those who are very fit. Option for walking sticks if you have them. It lived up to its promise of stunning views.

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