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Bishop Pass Trail

Bishop, CA

Bishop Pass Trail is a 11 mile out and back trail located near Bishop, California and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October. It generally gets very cold at night so be prepared.

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North Fork Big Pine Creek
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25 Completed 9 Reviews

Best in the Eastern Sierras!

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Big Pine Creek Campground Trail
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25 Completed 9 Reviews

The best spot in the Eastern Sierras! Hike back to the lakes is beautiful. Lon Cheney cabin bas back off the trail too. Cool story if you Google it. Hang out at Glacier Lodge (cabins, camping, RV). The family who owns the place is wonderful. Be careful driving up and down the mountain...road is devilish.

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Temple Crag: Moon Goddess Arete
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13 Completed 4 Reviews

One of the best destinations in the Sierras. The view is spectacular!

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North Fork Big Pine Creek
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is my favorite hike! My brothers and I do it a couple times a year when we camp up in Big Pine Creek. We usually only make it to first and second lake because we stop and fish for a few hours. This hike truly has it all; high peaks, rock formations, meadows, waterfalls, streams, glacier lakes. Its absolutely amazing! Its a pretty brutal hike for any beginner, there are some nice switch backs on the first big waterfall where you pretty much straight up and the altitude can take a toll on you but it is so worth it. One of my favorite parts of the hike is coming up on second lake and walking out onto the rock formations, below you is second lake and towering in the background is temple crag....its amazing! If you have been lucky enough to catch these lakes when the are turquoise its truly the most amazing thing ever.

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Palisade Glacier
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

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Big Pine Creek
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Fun trail, exposed, headed towards glaciers in the background. stopped at the creek, who knows how far and how beautiful the trail gets after, next time!

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North Fork Big Pine Creek
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Love this trail - put in over 50 miles last year during the winter. Always trying to get to North Palisade Glacier. Get to Fifth Lake and have to turn back around cause it's to hard for some of the guys with my group after 12000 foot elv. Oct and Nov best time. for a winter trip..

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Big Pine Creek
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

A great must do back packing trip.. Start off at the parking lot near Glacier Lodge. Take the high trail and head NW towards Black Lake. A good one day hike camp at Black lake catch some fish the next morning and head SW to the fourth and fifth lake. There's a total of seven lakes. To many views to name them all.. Make sure you get all the permits needed..

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North Fork Big Pine Creek
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

I hiked this trail this summer with my husband who is NOT a hiker, my 25 lb daughter on my back and my 6 year old son. It was a tough hike, and we vowed next time that we would hike in and stay over night, sans kids. My husband did some fly fishing at the creeks along the trail. By far the highlights were Lon Cheney's cabin, the unfettered wilderness, and the sounds of the untouched forests. If my 6 year old can do it, so can you. We were exhausted when we finished. We were .4 miles short of first lake when we turned around be we started after 1 pm and did NOT want to be hiking out after dark. This hike is a MUST DO, there is nothing like seeing sights that most people will never lay their eyes on! :)

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Big Pine Lakes
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful hike in the autumn. Cold weather had us staying in a Glacier Lodge Cabin. We hiked up to first and second lakes for a day trip. If you're fishing, the creek is pretty wooded, so bring your spin reel. Fly casting is easier up at the lakes, but the fish are pretty small due to smaller food supplies. They stock the creeks down near the campgrounds so you can pull some decently sized rainbow trout out of the creeks around 8k feet. Nice area to spend a weekend…beautiful spots near the lakes to camp.

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