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Best Trails in Big Pine

John Muir Trail

Bishop, CA

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John Muir Trail is a 222 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bishop, CA that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible from July until October.

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McMurry Meadows Loop

Big Pine, CA

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Big Pine Lakes Trail
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Big Pine Creek
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62 Completed 44 Reviews

Didn't know what I was getting myself into with this one. Hiked 5 miles in 2 hours to the first lake of seven. Really physically challenging as there was packs of snow, ice and water to cross but totally doable with good hiking boots and layers. The cabin is awesome. Didn't continue to the remaining lakes because it started to snow a bit and the trail easily disappears deeper in. Overall, truly excited to hike this part of the JMT.

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Big Pine Lakes Trail
by Kimmi Hatch

3 Completed 3 Reviews

Amazing! It snowed!

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Big Pine Waterfalls Trail
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10 Completed 5 Reviews

Very beautiful and an easy day hike.

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Big Pine Lakes Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Sooooooo gnarly! Just the coolest trail I've been on.
Went all the way to lake seven and then up rock slide mountain and onward to THE RIPPER!
Pretty dreamy situation up there for sure! YEWWWW!

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Eureka Dunes
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

We hiked Mesquite and Eureka Dunes (with my three young boys... 5, 8 and 9) - We did Eureka first, then Mesquite. They thought Mesquite was lame in comparison. It is a rough drive to get there - truck or SUV is recommended, as it is 45 miles of washboard to get there, but once there, you have the dunes practically to yourself. This is a low-traffic corner of the park (due to difficulty to get there), but I personally think it is one of the gems of the park for that very reason. Went in March - weather was probably 80 degrees, but the sand warmed it up a bit. Bring water and a good hat!

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Big Pine Lakes Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

We did a lot of backpacking trips last year and this area is by far my favorite. We camped at lake 1 right near the inlet of lake 2. There's a spot at the bottom of this hill that's perfect for accommodating 8 hikers. Absolutely amazing views. Cheers!

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Big Pine Lakes Trail
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Big Pine Lakes Trail
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Big Pine Lakes Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

We were planning on only going on a short three mile hike but the waterfalls kept enticing us up and up until we decided to go all the way to first lake. We absolutely be back to explore the other lakes further