Hilton Lakes Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Hilton Lakes Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bishop, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.3 miles
2,250 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers



9 days ago

Nice and easy backpacking. But to many mosquitoes. Need more insect repellents.

19 days ago

From the trailhead to the 3rd Hilton lake it is ruined by the packers! Deep dish sand with heaps of donky doo. Why don't they require poop bags? After lake 3 it was sublime. I suggest waiting until Fall after some rain and the packers go home.

1 month ago

Great hike. Goes from Rock Creek to Crowley Lake Campground BLM. Traffic was moderate on the trail and everyone was extremely friendly.

9 months ago

Backpacked this trail last weekend 9/28/17. Beautiful trail and amazing lakes .

Monday, July 03, 2017

hiked all the way through from hilton lakes to crowley blm today. the trail was relatively easy, although wet and marshy at Davis Lake. lots of bugs. 2nd Lake and Davis Lake were beautiful. Had to cross a pretty deep stream on the Crowley side, it was a little sketchy but doable. Very fun adventure.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A group of us backpacked up to Davis Lake and 2nd lake. Fun hike. Lots of snow at the top ridge before you descend to the lakes. It made following the trail difficult. The views all around were gorgeous. There are several streams to cross on the trail in the first few miles. You'll be in and out of the shade of pines. It was real warm this weekend, even in areas with the snow. As a day hike it's nice to the ridge, but may be difficult to get to the Hilton lakes right now. The view or 2md lake was amazing. The fishing in Davis was great.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Great trip for the family good fishing and saw a couple of brown bears

Friday, June 27, 2014

6/28/14, hiked from pine glen camp trail head up to upper lakes. 2200foot elevation gain, 8.7 miles. this can be a hot hike. fall is best. can be a busy horse trail.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

I lived in Hilton Creek/Crowley Lake this summer, so this trail was easy access for me and my dog. I haven't completed the entire trail yet, but what we've completed thus far was very enjoyable. The beginning at the trail head is quite a steep climb, so eat your Wheaties before you head out! Fun to reach the top and peer out over Crowley Lake!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rated easy, if your not carrying a full backpack!!!
Beautiful hike, we hiked it and continued on to Davis 2 and camped for 5 days!
Great hikes up to Hilton Lakes, great fishing and beautiful views of the mountains!

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Sunday, June 23, 2013