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John Muir Trail

Bishop, CA

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John Muir Trail is a 222 mile 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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North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail
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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
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North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail
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Big Pine Lakes Basin
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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

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Big Pine Lakes
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13 Completed 11 Reviews

we hiked till the third lake. the weather was nice but felt feverish. could be the high altitude. the best thing about the hike was the colors of the lakes. brilliance. it was a great leg burner but not as hard as the bishop pass hike.

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North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail
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33 Completed 1 Reviews

Camping at 3rd lake was a breathtaking experience. Seeing 1st lake was the most memorable of my life so far. Looking forward to experience all 7!

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Big Pine Lakes
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It's mostly a gradual climb of 4.5 miles to First Lake. Second Lake offers a great view of Temple Crag in the background. We hiked up to Fifth Lake. That's about a 14-miles round trip hike from 7800 ft to 10800 ft. Beautiful views along the way with wild flowers and sound of waterfalls in mid July. Did this day hike with an 11 yrs old. Saw a family with a 5 yr old and a 7 yr old on their way up to First Lake and having a great time. It's a bit crowded for a nice Saturday in the summer, but it's not difficult to find nice quiet spots to take in the vies. Be aware of afternoon thunderstorms in the summer. Check the forecast first! A great hike!

A trail map can be found https://fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5195705.pdf.

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Big Pine Creek
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome

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Big Pine Lakes
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Eureka Dunes
by ANGIE YUSUF

39 Completed 11 Reviews

Great up-close view of dunes--the really high ones are a bit of a hike from the road. You can see lots of animal tracks in the sand. Bring water if you plan to walk any distance into the dunes. It gets hot!