Explore the most popular trails near Bishop with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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rock climbing
4 days ago

The drive is beautiful and there’s some great climbing rocks along the way I only did the first half after the climbing rocks in the road very nice and easy for a car to drive on.

hiking
14 days ago

Well maintained trail with excellent views on the lakes. I walked this in late October, out and back in 3.5 hours. Not accustomed to the altitude, so it was more tiring than I expected. Well worth the effort though.

The hike up to the lake was very tough, at least for me, maybe I’m out of shape lol. As soon as we got to the lake we caught fish. The Brook Trouts were kind of small, but I’m sure there are some larger fish. Between the four of us, we caught thirteen fish within an hour. This lake is absolutely beautiful I’m so glad we decided to do this.

Beautiful hike! Continued on to Chicken Foot for a total of 6 miles. A new favorite! 5 lakes, multiple streams, craggy Mountain Views. Fascinating geology all around and plenty of photo ops!

Outstanding hike and views! We missed the fall color up here but still well worth the trip!

I found the trail more difficult than I expected, but that may be because the trail is at nearly 11,000 ft. The trail is very well maintained and the views spectacular. Seeing the oldest living things on Earth , the Bristlecone pines, are awe inspiring. The trail is really about 4.3 miles but I forgot to start recording at the beginning of the trail.

A beautiful hike and over almost every ridge there is another lake. With the jagged peaks, green meadows with wildflowers, lakes and streams this hike has everything you could ask for.

Oh yeah. Trail starts you at 10000 feet and hikes you incredible views of the eastern escarpment of the Sierras. Not bad for a 7.4 mi day hike.

One of our favorites

hiking
22 days ago

4x4 is absolutely required for full round trip. General SUV was only fine till rock climbing area.

backpacking
24 days ago

The trail up to honeymoon lake is in great shape. After that it begins to fizzle out. Just keep an eye out for cairns.

Granite park is something to behold. You could spend a couple days in this area alone. I made my trip in early September just after a rain storm so it was a little cloudy and the air was crisp at high elevation.

hiking
26 days ago

This was a very beautiful hike! I didn’t do the whole thing, because it was spontaneous. However, I will go back soon and do the entire thing. Lots of rocks and boulders on the trail, which is so fun! But be aware of that when planning for your hike. Trail shoes are fine.

hiking
27 days ago

Not as wonderful as I hoped. The “trail” is the maintenance dirt road that tracks the electric poles. The difficult rating must be because of the length and elevation changes, but walking a dirt road is not very difficult. I do not mind open sky, but there is no tree cover.
Tip: park on Lower Rock Creek Road just off 395. The trail start is further north on 395 beyond where the App says it is, but you can “bushwhack” up to it due to low shrubs.

hiking
1 month ago

It was an excellent hike although it was a little bit hard.

Great little hike, with some good small brookie fishing

Wonderful day hike! You get a real mixed bag of views. The lakes and peaks are amazing! The trail is in great shape. It is getting cold (26 at 7:30am) and there is a small amount of ice on the upper switch backs but very doable. And hitting the pass is well worth the work!!

Snowy and gorgeous. That 300 ft drop before the switchbacks is somewhat demeaning at altitude, but oh well. Saw a herd of bighorn sheep! Views from the top are awesome.

We loved this trail! Great for a hot day. There are clear cold lakes to jump in every half mile or so. There were a lot of people but everyone was very friendly and didn’t even make comments about my dog off leash. My pup is very friendly but she is a pit bull so many people make incorrect assumptions about her. We all had a great day. I was wishing I had brought sleeping gear. I wanted to keep going and going!

1 month ago

I thought it was a great hike. Did it in October with leaves turning and fewer people on the trail. I would say it is on the harder side of moderate at least for the first 1.5 miles pulling out of the canyon with fairly steep switchbacks. Lots of variety on the trail. Good for dogs since water along the way. Started at the resort on South Fork road. Seemed longer than 5 miles round trip, but didn’t GPS it.

Beautiful trail, the lakes are amazing,our dog enjoyed it too. The trail starts at mosquito flat, just follow the rock creek road to the very end, the road to parking lot gets narrower but the parking lot is huge.

heading this Friday. and it's going to be our second trip. got to love bishop pass.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a great hike. We scrambled up the ridge just west of Donkey lake to reach Baboon Lakes. On our way back down we followed a creek down. If going in early summer bring a mosquito net.

This trail came in on my Suunto as 14.8 miles RT and quite a bit more elevation gain/loss than is shown here. Like others have said the gate adds on 1.82 miles each direction. Also like others have said the elevation gains and losses are all fairly gradual so if you're a fit and experienced hiker this one is incredibly enjoyable and you can make good pace! We were done with the whole thing in under 7 hrs which included a 35 minute lunch on the summit. This trail far exceeded my expectations on scenery as well!

Could not have come at a better time. Fall colors are in the trees! Great hike with magnificent views! Pretty steady climb

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect work to reward ratio in my opinion. Lower Treasure Lake is a dreamscape once you get to it. The return hike is not bad at all.

Ancient Bristlecone’s are truly majestic, come enjoy this sacred grove ❤️

hiking
1 month ago

This is a good beginner 14er. I hiked this trail then drove to Nevada and hiked Boundary Peak the same day. Started at 6:57AM got to the summit and back to the car in 4h 23 minutes including breaks, lots of photos and videos (4 h 3 min moving). I stayed in Big Pine area and drove up in the morning. A better approach is to get to the trailhead before sunset so you don't have to drive the dirt/rocky road in the dark and camp or sleep in the car before hiking this trail.

I got a flat tire on the way when a rogue rock puncture the side of one of the tires. Make sure you have a spare tire that is aired up and ready. Luckily my rental SUV had a good spare tire and I was able to switch it out and was on my way. Go slow on the road.

Because it is easy 14er, it is still a 14er and you need to train and be prepared for this mountain. It can be windy and cold. Also hiking 13-14 miles is a slog. Take your time and have fun.

Amazing views.

Ok hike. To many people

Started around 2am on the equinox with almost full moon. Water in the hose bladder/reservoir got frozen during last mile or so (chill factor was high 20's). There are like 2 spots on the summit if you want to set tent there. I vomited 25 min from summit, which made me feel better (if you eat/snack take a break of hiking in these elevation). Hike mileage is 15 miles and starts at 11687'. Took us 10 hrs round trip (all of us made it to Whitney summit). A guy bike down in ~1hr. Super beautiful scenery! Stop at Ancient Bristlecone visitor center :)

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