Tyee Lakes Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Tyee Lakes Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bishop, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.5 miles
2,004 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


2 months ago

The highest of the five lakes is a jewel.

9 months ago

Beautiful views specially beginning of fall, golden Aspens everywhere forming canopies, nice and moderate trail, took my 2 chihuahuas and cairn terrier and they did great, a must do trail,water everywhere just need a filter!

10 months ago

Hiked this trail in summer of 2013. Steep 4 mile hike in but well worth it. We camped at lake #2 and fished mostly in lake #3. Caught a bunch of fish in each lake we tried. Campsites were nice and we only saw one other person at lake #3. Beautiful views of the valley at lake #2.

11 months ago

amazing hike

Monday, July 17, 2017

This is one of my standard warm-up hikes for the start of summer hiking season. Good to get acclimated to elevation gains.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Really awesome area to backpack to. Trail gets a little rough after second lake but its worth the climb. Beautiful lakes and good fishing. Small brown trout at upper lake bite like crazy. Nice area to set up camp right by the water, but does get a bit chilly at night as expected with the high altitude.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Trail was great it had it spots where it got tough but nothing you can't handle. Elevation was a killer after 2nd lake.

Monday, September 22, 2014

One of my favs in the Eastern Sierras. I know that a bold statement when there are so many great hikes to choose from but for a day hike, its the best. It didn't hurt that it is fall and the aspens were showing off at Tyee Lake #1 and #2. Didn't continue to #3 and #4 so I saved them for next time.
After you cross the short footbridge, well-marked switchbacks leads you to the first Tyee Lake at 2 miles and then another .5 mile is lake two. For the hike to all four lakes its an elevation gain of 2000 feet.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hiked this trail from Sabrina to upper Tyee lake. Good hike with beautiful views of jagged peaks. The trail is fairly difficult to follow leading to george lake. (especially so if you do it in the dark!) First uploaded photo is of george lake, second photo is from the top of the trail climbin table mountain. Good fishing in both upper tyee and george lakes.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016