Looking for a great trail near Bishop, California? AllTrails has 71 great hiking trails, 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 around Big Pine Reservation or Mill Pond Recreation Center, we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 32 hard trails in Bishop ranging from 5.1 to 60.3 miles and from 4,143 to 14,242 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!





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2 days ago

Great hike....not much elevation gain in truth, but kicked my sea-level butt on the way up. Dogs enjoyed the run, and the swim. Be sure to park at the trailhead parking, not day use....added some unintented distance and time. Still, a great hike with gorgeous scenery...and no bugs!!!

Good hike with amazing views. It is a good time to take it: there are no other people on the trail. Today I saw only two couples after turn to the Ruby Lake.

Beautiful hike past a series of lakes with towering peaks lining the whole way. Best views seemed to be from Heart and Long Lakes (maybe other side of Box lake), while best spot to chill would be be gem lakes. Very cold - my water spout froze within a few minutes of not using it. Foot traffic started to pick up considerably after about 10am (on a Saturday)

2 days ago

Excellent condition. Great views. Good interpretive materials

Stream crossings icy (dangerous). Blue Lake was very nice but I found what I was looking for at Dingleberry Lake - still waters, serenity, beautiful mountains, fragrant pine, cool sunshine...couldn’t ask for more!

Very pretty with all the Lakes to pass on the way in October. Some Fall color.

The colors are amazing right now (at the tail end). Good elevation gain, but a gradual incline.


Gorgeous trail in the autumn. Bright colors, Cristal springs and peaceful lakes.

Fall foliage is in full effect and stunning! At the beginning of the trail I passed a lot of people (families), but once you get to the 2 mile mark everyone clears out. The trail is quite rocky with short sections of mud from nearby falls and streams (all adds to the beauty). A lot of photogs out so bring your equipment! Once you get to Blue Lake, scramble along the edge to explore its inlets (there’s so many special spots to picnic). Plan on staying at Blue Lake for a while because it is exceptionally beautiful (I only saw 2 small groups people at the lake during my 2+ hours there on a busy Saturday 10/5/19). Made my way down at 3:45 and caught the golden hour along Sabrina lake.

Trail was icy early October, then muddy later in the day, midweek naturally had no trouble parking but Saturday on the way out, the trail is very heavy, and parking lots were full. Temperatures ranged from mid 20s at night in early October to 60s, beautiful and sunny. Plenty of catch and release Brook and Rainbow trout, Long and Chickenfoot lakes. Saw a deer, squirrels, chipmunks. Beautiful area!

8 days ago

8 days ago

Left trailhead Sat Oct 5th. Took the pipeline from South lake and arrive at our camp at Brown lake in roughly an hour. Its only two miles in. We camped there to help acclimate before climbing the following day. We had driven straight from sea level sat morning and were definitely not acclimated yet. The campsite near brown lake is really nice. Sunday Oct 6th: Left camp at 5:30am Saw the sunrise from the talus field below vagabond. Summited vagabond peak by 8:30am Summited Cloudripper around 10am. Left the summit of cloud ripper around 10:30 Back at the trailhead by 3pm. Took a few breaks along the way to soak our feet in the cold streams. Total Hiking time was about 11 hours including the breaks. Some have indicated that this is a class 3 climb on other websites, i solidly disagree... this is a very non-technical class 2. It is a lot of gain, and it is tough, but it isn't technical at all. Super fun climb. The summit of cloudripper has some of the best views I have ever seen from a mountain. Just spectacular.

8 days ago

One of my favorite trails I've been on. Stunning fall foilage today. Moderate till the last hard uphill mile.

Breathtaking fall colors around the lake two days ago. Two of us in our party clocked the mileage at closer to 7. Beautiful!

10 days ago

Don’t forget to look up. Bug crossings tho, so watch your feet!

Love this trail. Went to Midnight Lake instead of Donkey. Trail is beautiful all the way up. Lots of icy spots where water is running. Not crowded.

11 days ago

11 days ago

Little lakes test

Beautiful and easy trail with stunning views. Morgan Pass is the easiest Pass I’ve been up in the Sierras, altitude is the only thing that makes it more difficult. It is also very crowded.

I loved this hike! It was an easy hike with the exception of the altitude. Incredible views, trail is easy to follow and well maintained.

not a super long hike. but it was challenging uphill to reach the lake. beautiful once you are at the lakes.

Took a night hike up to the summit on 9/26. This is just a walk up but the road is rough on the joints. Also, pretty sure it’s more like 14-15 miles RT from the gate, not 11.1.

14 days ago

Gusty wind overnight and 0.25inch snow Oct.29.2019.

15 days ago

This AllTrails profile is messed up. The instance is listed a bit shorter and none of the lakes are shown on the downloaded map. The main trail ends at lake 4. If you’re feeling adventurous you can try to find lake 5 by scrambling over the boulder hillside. But you will have no help from the map since none of them are shown. The lakes are not spectacular. The mountainous backdrop is lame compared to other hikes in the area. Especially for the level of effort. The good things about this trail are there are very few people and there are way less rocks than many other trails in the area.

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