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Best trails in Big Pine

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Looking for a great trail near Big Pine, California? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Kings Canyon National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Millpond Recreation Area or Big Pine Creek. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 13 hard trails in Big Pine ranging from 6.3 to 23.8 miles and from 4,606 to 14,025 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Big Pine
Top trails (19)
#1 - Big Pine Lakes Trail
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 16.2 mi • Est. 8 h 32 m
NOTE: If you are planning to stay overnight, you need to get an overnight wilderness permit, please find more information here: https://www.recreation.gov/ This hike starts off slightly uphill for qShow more
#2 - First Falls and Second Falls Trail to Third Lake
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
Going to the popular First through Seventh Lakes up the canyon north of Mount Sill, this trail also offers views of Temple Crag and the Palisade Glacier. The trail that begins at First Falls in the shShow more
#3 - Palisade Glacier Trail
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 14.3 mi • Est. 8 h 52 m
Palisade Glacier Trail is a 14.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Pine, California that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail oShow more
#4 - Seventh Lake and Sixth Lake via North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 15.5 mi • Est. 8 h 52 m
Seventh Lake and Sixth Lake via North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail is a 15.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Pine, California that features a lake and is only recommended for Show more
#5 - Fifth, Fourth and Black Lakes from Big Pine Campground
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 11.5 mi • Est. 6 h 57 m
Fifth, Fourth and Black Lakes from Big Pine Campground is a 11.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Pine, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail Show more
#6 - Glacier Lodge to Brainerd Lake
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
Sheltered below the jagged crest of the Palisades, the Sierra's largest collection of glaciers provides a magnificent alpine backdrop to this rugged Eastern Sierra Canyon. Day hikers do not need a wiShow more
#7 - Big Pine Creek Campground and Glacier Lodge Loop
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
Big Pine Creek Campground and Glacier Lodge Loop is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Big Pine, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is prShow more
#8 - Bishop Pass from Dusy Basin to South Lake
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 14.3 mi • Est. 7 h 45 m
Bishop Pass from Dusy Basin to South Lake is a 14.3 mile out and back trail located near Big Pine, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#9 - Split Mountain via Red Lake Trail
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 19.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
Please note that this trail is currently closed due to fire damage. For up to date information, please see the park page here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/inyo/Show more
#10 - Saline Valley Road OHV Trail
Inyo Mountains Wilderness
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Length: 77.8 mi
Saline Valley Road OHV Trail is a 77.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Big Pine, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and ohv/off road driShow more
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