Rock Creek to Long Lake Trail

EASY 40 reviews
#12 of 118 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
541 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous trail. Probably my favorite lake trail in California. Not too hard either.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

One of my favorite easy pleasant hikes in the Sierra Nevada.

hiking
2 months ago

Took the family and the dog...beautiful weather and a beautiful hike!

2 months ago

Awesome trail. Great views. Highly recommended for all skill levels even though there are a few minor climbs. We just went today at almost the end of summer. Go. You won't regret it

2 months ago

always been my favorite and it was good to hike it after so many years away.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
3 months 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
3 months ago

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Pretty view, although too many mosquitoes..

3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Beautiful view

4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago