Rock Creek to Long Lake Trail

EASY 24 reviews
#13 of 107 trails in

Rock Creek to Long Lake Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bishop, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
751 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

14 days ago

Beautiful view

17 days ago

spectacular! did the day hike and already can't wait to come back for overnight camping. trail to box lake is mostly clear of snow now. the real trail along long lake is still covered in snow, so we went to the right of long lake for a little bit, which was clear.

hiking
17 days ago

Awesome views with this hike! Hiked it in early July and there was still snow in parts of the trail. The dogs loved it, but the trail requires you to cross a river at one point and we didn't want to risk the current with the pups. One of my favorite hikes, though, highly recommended.

hiking
18 days ago

24 days ago

27 days ago

This is an awesome route! The road to Mosquito Flat is closed at Hilton Lakes so be prepared for an addition incline up the road. Encountered some patches of snow in the trail but still a serene adventure.

hiking
7 months ago

Really satisfied with this hike, it totally exceeded my expectations. I got to the trailhead at 9am, which was perfect because I had it to myself until the hike out. Highly recommend this to anyone, it was a pretty short hike with amazing views.

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

This is one of my annual hikes, I absolutely love this hike. You can make it as long or short as you like; although not huge elevation gains it is the highest improved hiking trail in California starting around 10,250' and makes the hike slightly more difficult. The drive to the starting point is an amazing place to see fall colors in early to mid October.

9 months ago

It's a very pretty high altitude hike. The parking lot fills up fast so get here as early as possible.

9 months ago

9 months ago

Love this trail. We visited this lake mid September. It was Zen-Sational..! Felt like we were there All alone, pure Bliss. Just a few people fishing. The scent of nature never smelled so good! Strongly recommend this trail, it was easy and very soothing.

11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

That was a excellent hiking trail. You start off from the parking lot ( but be forewarned you need to get there early parking runs out quick ) then start the trail. At one point it does split stay to the left for the easier hike. We also brought our dogs and had no problems.

hiking
Saturday, January 30, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The entire trail is beautiful, not overly crowded, and Long Lake is the prize at the end of the hike. Love this hike! Great for dogs, kids and fishing.

birding
Sunday, June 28, 2015

This is a return point for the Little Lakes Trail. If you have the energy make it to Gem Lake. As if this review no snow and very well maintained trail.

hiking
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A great easy day hike. We fished as well and had good lick with the flies at all of the lakes all the way to gem lakes. Good for kids and dogs!

Saturday, August 23, 2014