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

Overall the trail was in great condition. There was some ice, but nothing too bad. My ~16 lb dog completed it with me and had no trouble.

off road driving
10 days ago

Not sure why this is moderate. This trail is an extremely easy trail to drive on with any 4x4. I used my Toyota Tacoma off-road and had no issues. With that being said it was one of my favorite trips, amazing views, lots of wildlife, and flora.

The official trail dies out about 2.5 miles in, but many different use trails can be followed pretty much to the top. As a day hike, this is a pretty tough one! The summit block seems to be about a class 3, but the views are sensational. Route finding skills and a high level of fitness required, it’s a lot of elevation gain to the summit!

Great hike in fall,- the colours are majestic
Easy, slight elevation, a lot of deers on the way
It was evening, we heard something resembling a bear, 35min and we are back at the parking lot haha
The waterfalls are nice!

on Horse Creek Trail

1 month ago

Stunning hike, views remind me of the Vogelsang trail out of Tuolumne. Great day-hike, and also if you backpack make sure to be prepared for very thick brush as the trail is not maintained after close to 5 miles in (if you’re heading to Matterhorn).

1 month ago

Great trail, but the mileage listed on All Trails is off. From the Barney Lake trailhead near upper Twin Lakes to Peeler Lake is about 10 miles one way, and from the far end of Barney Lake to the first meet up of Peeler Lake is closer to 5 miles which are all mostly steep switchbacks.

If you’re backpacking and not acclimated to the altitude, recommend setting up camp for a night around Barney then heading out to Peeler. Elevation at Peeler is ~9,800 -10,000+.

Lots of great water spots and you can tell the trail and camp spots are respected. No trash, and no fires. Great hike full of eastern Sierra beauty.

Amazing hike, lake view is a gem
We spent 2h to the trail end (do not stop at the lake, make it till the end, the view is fascinating)
And a bit more than an 1h to the way down as we didn’t have enough time and had to rush
I would say It is a 3 part hike, forest, open space (bring hat), elevation, the last one for sure is the difficult one, but is very manageable
4h of good pace would be the time to get to the lake, chill and enjoy, and get back

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike. A lot of different sceneries- all beautiful. Definitely bring a hiking pole, you will need it towards the very end (the lake) when you’re jumping from rock to rock. Short legged dogs might have trouble with this part of the hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Epic climb. The trail is tough but it’s very navigable. As significant as the elevation gain is, didn’t seem too bad. Car to summit to car in under 7hr. It’s certainly longer than 11!

hiking
2 months ago

A beautiful hike. The mid section was in full sun & it got a bit hot, especially for our dog but it was 100% worth it when you got to the lake. Absolutely stunning!
We hiked on a holiday weekend so I was worried the trail would be packed but once you got past the hustle at Mono Village the trail was relatively people free. (The people we did meet were extremely friendly.)

amazing trail

fishing
2 months ago

This is a beautiful lake with great views both going up and coming back down. The trail is short but a bit steep at the end but the reward is worth the effort.
Would give 5-stars but the rough road in is just that, rough...a high clearance vehicle is suggested.
The lake is full of fiesty, colorful brookies that easily took to my flies.

on Matterhorn Peak

hiking
2 months ago

One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever done. It's pretty hardcore so make sure to come prepared. A water filter and plenty of food/snacks are required. I did it as a day hike and drank about 4 liters of water and burned a huge amount of calories. Trekking poles and gaiters will be very helpful as there is a lot of sand/talus. It took me about 11 hours to day hike so starting early in the morning is also a good idea. There was no snow on the trail in the beginning of September.

This a great little hike. It is steep and challenging but not technical. I hiked it for an overnight trip with a seven and four year old but any further would have been too much for them.

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail for the family. If going out & back in the same day, go early as the pastures have very little shade and it’s gets hot in the afternoon.

Fairly easy, pretty hike.

nature trips
3 months ago

Beautiful views!

Beautiful hike even with the Smokey skies. Passed maybe 20 people - but had the Lake to ourselves when we arrived. Great hike with my 12yr old son in 4.5 hours at a nice, steady pace.

Moderate hike with a beautiful view of the lake!! Don’t forget your camera!!

hiking
4 months ago

The hike is extremely difficult to complete in a day, especially if you haven't spent much time at elevation prior to attempting it. There is still some snow on the way up, but it is either soft enough to walk on or avoidable. All trails says it is an 11 miles in total, but we logged 14 miles. After about 2.5 miles, the trail basically disappears and the rest of the way involves quite a bit of scrambling. In total though, the hike is gorgeous and well worth the challenge.

hiking
4 months ago

The trial was tough. Easy to find the trail in the beginning but we lost the trail after the big scree field and had difficulties after our GPS failed in the middle of the hike, so attempted to use all trails with no service. Accidentally found a beautiful lake to camp at, but we were day hiking. Recommendations: Make it a two-day hike and park it at that lake at 9790ft vertical, about 4.2 miles in. Bring water filter because there is literally water everywhere and best to play safe than sorry.

hiking
4 months ago

Fairly easy and short hike up to a great little lake. The hike itself offers some amazing views and once you reach the lake it's just as pretty. The first time I did this hike there was still a lot of snow in some areas, this time the wildflowers were amazing. You could easily do this short hike in an hour or so but it took us a while longer stopping for all the great photo opportunities.

Loved Bodie! Awesome ghost town with lots to see!

hiking
5 months ago

Easy to follow trail set in a beautiful valley leading up to Barney Lake. The remaining snow on the peaks right now makes for a fantastic view.

I have been on this trail numerous times and it never gets old. So much to see!!

Was recommended by someone to go here for snowshoeing we couldn’t find the trail due to all the snow.

walking
8 months ago

Confusing hike from the parking lot. Found some people naked in the hot spring when we found it. We did see a cool water groove. Not sure the scientific term. Will put photo.

hiking
8 months ago

This trail is by far one of my favorite places. Taking advantage of the unusually warm weather, I took my three boys up there yesterday. Just a few patches of snow on the trail, and yes, Barney is frozen over. It was a beautiful day. Ran into a few cross-country skiers wondering where the snow was. We need that snow for sure! I highly recommend continuing up the trail (tough climb) into Peeler Lake - a great place to camp.

off road driving
9 months ago

A very scenic alternative to US-395 through the Walker River canyon with a number of forest service roads diverting off to other explorable areas. The southern portion is a gentle, flat, and amply wide dirt surface with rolling hills that do more rocking as you proceed north. You'll enjoy the descent into the canyon in the middle of the route, provided that the narrow road that slopes toward the cliff is not enhanced by snowfall. The ascent up the north side of the canyon is a decent incline and quite rocky, although 2WD would suit nearly every day of the week.
The only clearance issues on this route would be the occasional basketball size rocks that have fallen to the road from up the slope, but they are an easy fix.
The northern portion as it heads into the town of Walker enjoys a high perch above the river and views of the tiny 395 highway below. I wouldn't call this route "the" adventure but it can get you closer. Recommend the route east from this road to Boulder Flats.

Small amounts of snow on trail- some areas a little slick- 3 tiny stream crossings (nothing a little hop skip can't get you over). Great for being FEBRUARY!

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