Lower Rock Creek Canyon Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Lower Rock Creek Canyon Trail is a 8.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bishop, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

8.8 miles
1,289 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


cross country skiing


horseback riding

mountain biking


trail running



wild flowers



4 months ago

Good early spring hike when other trails in the area are still under snow. POOR signage though. We parked in Paradist the well marked trailhead and hiked up the creek. TRAIL is well maintained and is a good sunny day hike if you are seeking some shade.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Good hike . Was disappointed the creek/lake was no where near there trail .

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Gorgeous trail! Lots of shade along the way, provided by a vast amount of plants and trees that grow beside the creek, along the route. Very pleasant as it gets very hot throughout the day, even in the spring. There are several historical, crashed vehicles along the hillside, which are fascinating to explore. But if you are expecting to see a lake along the trail or at the end of it, you will be disappointed - the photo in the description is misleading. The lake depicted is Rock Creek Lake, which is about 15 miles SW of the trail.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Fun trail, not difficult at all, beautiful scenery, highly suggest!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

First part of this trail is fairly difficult but then levels off and has beautiful views of creeks, wild flowers, and lakes.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Ranged from intermediate to advanced, with a small portion across a rock slide area (100 yds. Non-rideable, had to carry bike). Use caution as you are well removed from any assistance in the event of a medical difficulty. Overall, loads of fun, just take it easy.

3 months ago

7 months ago

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

recorded 4/13/17

Friday, April 14, 2017

Saturday, June 29, 2013