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

2 days ago

Got back today. The weather was great and the meadows were still very green! Worth the trip, especially in June!

7 days ago

This hike was so beautiful!!
We backpacked the weekend of May 26!
We had to take new army pass because old army pass isn’t maintained and I think it was covered in snow passed lake #3. We were told by the rangers that it was impassible.
New army pass has beautiful views! I loved it!! We camped at high lake which was pretty secluded because most people camped at long lake.
Unfortunately we were not able to summit due to ice at the top of the first peak. I would recommend bringing crampons or micro spikes if it’s still snowy up there! Other people made it without the spikes but it’s pretty dangerous to do so! We chose not to risk it and turned around.
Either way I still loved it and want to try again soon!

21 days ago

Nice, gradual trail with beautiful lakes and striking mountains all around. We started out on the cottonwood lakes trail, then turned off on New Army Pass (as Old Army Pass is currently impassable). We camped overnight at High Lake (~11,500ft), the last lake before the hike to the ridge. It took us a little less than 5 hours to reach High Lake carrying fairly heavy packs. We attempted to summit mount langely this clear Sunday morning (5/27/18); however, only made it just below the ridge (~12,200ft). We didn't feel comfortable hiking the 50 or so yards up the steep icy/snow slope to the ridge without crampons. We witnessed both some hikers turn around here as well as others take the risk and make it up fine. Going up was not as much our fear as going back down it -- as the edge of the icy slope didn't look forgiving ☠️. We do not recommend doing this section without crampons, but it's totally up to you and your comfort level. As always, proceed at your own risk. Hopefully the others made it back down this section safely!

Overall, we enjoyed our overnight backpacking trip on this gorgeous trail and highly recommend. We plan to return in July or August to do Old Army Pass and summit mount langely for real this time. Enjoy and good luck!

23 days ago

Good views up to Lone Pine Peak and then back in to the valley. Unfortunately we didn’t make it all the way to the lake due to snow and tired legs from a previous hike, but well worth the effort and would do it again

1 month ago

Went in May and all the lakes were frozen over. Beautiful place, will definitely be going in July to fish.

1 month ago

Amazing Hike! Completely worth it. Beautiful view of Lone Pine peak. Lots of snow still getting up to the lake. Not too difficult.

on Meysan Trail

1 month ago

Easy trail to follow pretty views and worth it

Short hike pretty views

2 months ago

Pretty neat spot to stop and stretch your legs

3 months ago

I've hiked this route about 3-4 times and love it! My favorite spot to camp is at the biggest Cottonwood lake. Beautiful! Fairly easy getting into the Cottonwood Lakes basin. The trail is nice and very easy to follow. From the lakes to the top of Langley can be a challenge. Definitely prefer Old Army pass as is detailed on this map as the trail tops out in the bottom of the pass. But I've had to go around by Long lake and up New Army pass a couple of times due to snow conditions on Old Army pass. Going that way means you have to go up and over and down from a ridge, which means on your way back down from the peak, you have a substantial uphill once again. But when the Old Army pass trail is snowed over, it's better than nothing. The last bit to the top of Langley is a scramble through the scree and route finding through the boulders. Coming down the scree field can be fun, though. Some of my best backpacking memories are from this trail.

Just did this trail, it was pretty easy. The temperature dropped as you get closer to the waterfall. Fun as you get to walk over some rocks to go over the little stream. We were worried about the unpaved road that gets you to the trailhead, but it was in good condition. Keep in mind this is unpaved so you have to go slower, but we were never worried our car would get stuck.

4 months ago


Short hike. Gorgeous views. Bring water, I visited the first week of February 2018. There was a storm coming in the distance, however it was warm. The trail is a loop. From the parking I would start at the western trail as it is the shorter route to the arch. Minimal ascents and descends. The surrounding area of Alabama hills was breathtaking. Hiking options, biking options and I believe off-road options. Oh also great boulders for climbing. Definitely coming back!

Amazing place!!! Worth the visit if you are traveling around. Easy short hike, but expect a strong cold wind during the winter time. A+++

5 months ago

This was my first experience overnight backing packing and I absolutely loved it. Beautiful location and quite. This place made me fall in love with the back country.

Let me clear the confusion.... this is not in any way shape or form 6.8 miles out and back. Not sure where this is getting the distance.... the hike DOES NOT start from highway 190. It is not marked at all off he highway so plan ahead of time. It is called old toll road near paniment Springs. You then take the dirt road for about 2 and a quarter miles to the trailhead and it is only 1 mile to the waterfall... making it 2 miles total. Just start heading up the wash. It starts to get greener and greener the further you go. You have to cross the water a few times so wear waterproof shoes... although the water crossings itself were small.. your feet could still get wet. Learned that the hard way. Waterfall itself is very beautiful! All in all.... it is a very nice experience especially considering it’s located within one of the hottest places in the world

5 months ago

Easy and fun. We had a 3 and 6 year old. There are some drop offs so you have to keep an eye on your kids, but they had a blast climbing in and out of all the lava flow holes! Great for a stop to stretch your legs and maybe have a picnic.

Easy. Nice and scenic. Hot even in the winter. The trail is not well marked from the street. *you have to take the unpaved road for about 2 miles.

Super cute little waterfall and easy

Easy hike. The arch is very cool

Beautiful weather and first time at this location. Fell in love instantly!

Easy hike that leads to beautiful rock formations . Kid friendly . Trail has small rocks lining it making it easy to find the path.

Did it in late October this year!!

It's a great way to climb Mount Whitney if you don't have any permit and you're up for a 3-4 days hike in the mountain. The trail is not that hard but be prepared to be challenge at some point in you're hike!!!!

Watch for the brown bear!!!! bring a bear canister along!!!!

I climbed Langley by way of a loop backpacking trip.

7 months ago

Stunning area to see. Easy to navigate area. Great for acclimatizing.

Mellow quick jaunt. Hiked today and the views were amazing.

Other than the gusty wind it’s a great trip.
Fly fishing was tough windy but the Golden’s were there.

7 months ago

Did it as a day hike. Much better done if you go up New Army pass and come back down Old Army Pass. As of late Oct, there was no snow along the trail. The trail is mostly well defined and easy to follow. The last 0.5miles is off-trail and involves some class 3 scrambling.

7 months ago

This was a pretty easy hike with beautiful scenery the entire time!

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