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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Snow shoe. Made it to about 0.8 miles from trail head in Jeep Rubicon w 35s and lockers locked

hiking
icy
snow
25 days ago

Great trail. Only a couple inches of snow. Tempted to keep going for better views of Mt. Tom, but stuck to the loop (clockwise). Carried micro spikes, but didn’t need them.

ohv/off road driving
icy
rocky
25 days ago

A great tail for our 2019 Tacoma. has quite a few creek crossings that can be a little rough at times and we had to turn back because of the snow and our traction. We would recommend it for advanced drivers but the first few miles is great for anyone with good ground clearance wanting to go for a view. would also recommend more late spring to early fall in order to avoid snow that collects in the shadows of the switchbacks forming ice layers.

Beautiful trip! Did South to North lake. 6 days / 5 night. The trail condition is great, although it get pretty rocky around Muir Pass. Water is abundant if you plan it right. 10/10 would recommend!

hiking
snow
27 days ago

Beautiful snowshoe through fresh powder. Road is closed at Aspendell in the winter so this adds 2 miles each way before the trailhead! Trail is tough to find in the deep snow, but breathtaking views. We turned around where the trail heads away from the back corner of Sabrina. About 7 miles.

on Druid Stones

hiking
icy
no shade
snow
1 month ago

Just went snowshoeing yesterday (12/7/19) and it was gorgeous. Roads were clear for the most part with a little snow on the road but was able to get to where they close the gate for the winter in a scion tc (no snow tires/chains) - we snowshoed up the snow covered road and it’s beautiful. We were able to rent snowshoes from Eastside sports who were great. Highly recommend.

We wanted to see Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest and found several trails here. The area is a lot cooler then Bishop so glad we had our jackets. I will say the travel up here was a rocky and upward climb. We were driving a jeep and felt the road. But this is definitely a place to visit and see.

hiking
1 month ago

When I had hiked here the weather in Bishop was in the high 80's but when we arrived here we needed our coats we were loving every minute. The hike itself is fairly easy the terrain was easy as well. Posted signs made the trail easy to follow. The views and surrounding area were breathtaking. To know that one of the oldest tree in the world was somewhere among us made this hike even better.

Nice easy flat trail. I continued on to the connector trail for the Methuselah Trail and then back to parking lot. Some snow on the trail made the going a bit slow. Gonna be shutting things down here very soon.

If you're going up in the late fall. Bring your ice skates (and safety gear). The ice was 4-5 inches thick on the lake at the summit of Mono Pass.

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
2 months ago

hiking
icy
snow
2 months ago

place is definitely worth going. It's just beautiful. Trail was icy during my trip I actually almost fell. Trail is mostly going up hill, I would say about 90% is going up so trekking poles will be good. Bring a jacket it's cold. It was around 45 Fahrenheit (2:00 PM) during my hike. Eventually your body will heat up and you won't get cold but when you stop it gets freezing. check out this video I made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaNohWLXg68&t=1s

hiking
2 months ago

I found myself a camera shy travel partner lol! We will be back at a same spot five years from now to check up on how our little tree is doing haha. 11/2-gorgeous clear sky with cold breeze and nobody on trail. It was naturally an ideal hike!

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
2 months ago

Did this in a day on 11/3/19. 13:40 total time start to finish, partner and I thought about 22 miles, 5600' gain. Fun adventure for those willing to put in a strenuous day and having a light pack made a difference for scramble sections. A good amount of class 3 once off trail, we had one granite slab traverse to 4th class downclimb to avoid a snowfield but that was fun and nothing felt overly technical. Leaving Lamarck Col begins the route finding which we didn't find to be too difficult. A faint trail hugs the northern shore of Darwin Canyon lakes. Turn north before Darwin Bench up a stream and stay hiker's right of the outflow notch. Hug east side of first lake and cut between next lake up to the next bench and lake. Scrambling west side of next lake led to impassable snowfield forcing us to boulder hop and submerge to knees for about 100 ft section in the lake skirting the wall of ice. Snow forced us to do things a low snow year wouldn't which made for slightly slower going but more adventure. Scrambling up to Alpine Col was straight forward and luckily not much snow in the way for down scramble through giant boulders. Once to Goethe Lake it's slow going scrambling for a ways along the east side. Cut between the next lake and stay west side of that one and Muriel. Once around the NW corner of Muriel you'll pick back up the trail thru Piute pass and it's smooth sailing on a mellow path out.

I started late and only went as far as blue Lake. The trail is well constructed and maintained. There was a little bit of snow and ice do you to it being late October, but it was all still passible easily enough. There is one small stream crossing where a hiking stick or two would be handy. Blue lake in the surrounding area is spectacular, and I can see how this would be a fantastic area to explore earlier in the season.

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