Rock Creek to Long Lake Trail

EASY 32 reviews
#12 of 113 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

backpacking
2 days ago

Gorgeous area, breathtaking views. Some snow still visible on slopes and peaks in the distance. Area is quite popular for day hikers and fishing so it was great to camp off trail -- book your permits well in advance if you want to go on a weekend.

Took kids ages 9 and 12 on their first backpack trip. Easy trail with minimal elevation gain so that wasn't an issue. Mild altitude sickness experienced by one of the kids and one of the adults.

Mosquitoes were fierce especially at dusk and in the morning. Be warned that natural type non-Deet repellents do NOT work! Mosquito nets highly recommended.

hiking
5 days ago

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16 days ago

Pretty view, although too many mosquitoes..

17 days ago

As my neighbors say, nor smiles per mile on this hike than any other hike in the Eastern Sierra.

hiking
26 days ago

1 month ago

Beautiful view

1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month 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
8 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.

9 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.

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

10 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.