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North Fork Big Pine Creek

Big Pine, CA

North Fork Big Pine Creek is a 12.7 mile out and back trail located near Big Pine, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Upper Pine Lake
by Rick Johnson

8 Completed 0 Reviews

Great hike. We did it in fall. Great fall colors. Trail has a good elevation climb to it. Trail head you'll spot some bald Eagles

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Lake Sabrina to Blue Lake Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Beautiful views!

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Sabrina Basin Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Great views!

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Little Lakes Valley
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Amazing trail!

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Discovery Trail
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10 Completed 5 Reviews

The traili tself isn't challenging, but the altitude is. As a sea level gal, I took my time at 10,000 feet. The most interesting trees are near top of the trail. This is well worth the hike. The day I went was incredibly windy. I don't know if that is normal or not, so be aware that may happen. Snow was still in the shadows in this super dry April 2015. The visiter center is only open in the summer. The drive up to the trail head was a little scary at times, but I've driven much worse.

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Gem Lakes Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Easy enough hike, starting at the high elevation really makes it nice. The fishing was fun, lots of small Browns. It was just what we were looking for.

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Gem Lakes Trail
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12 Completed 6 Reviews

Great trail, and the view a the end makes it all worth while, our dogs loved it too.

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North Lake to the Lamarck Lakes
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10 Completed 10 Reviews

This place has it all; wooded areas, frigid streams, rugged scree, and a beautiful lake view. Took a group up here and they had a blast!

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Lake Sabrina to Blue Lake Trail
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10 Completed 5 Reviews

We spent night one in Bishop Hostel, I'm not usually a hostel type of guy now that i'm 33 but this place is more of a bed and breakfast feel. Awesome kitchen with a great collection of glasses, steins etc. victorian house / furniture etc.. we drank heavily and promptly hit the trail head the next morning with a quick stop in aspen dell to check out he aspens. the trail head which starts at lake sabrina is on the east side of the damn... note you have to park about 1/4 to 1/2 mile down the road from the main day use parking.. this was kind of a bummer.. the first 2-3 miles is along the lake which is pretty but you begin to tire of this mostly sandy trail with not much tree cover it was pretty hot in oct however it snowed the very next weekend after our trip.. at the SE side of the lake you will pass a water fall and begin your hike up to blue lake.. the trees and views of surrounding mountains are great. OF note is the Red peaks not very common in the eastern sierras which i really liked.. once at blue lake you are 6-7 miles in and about 1500 feet higher than u started .. we were defiantly ready for a break due to being hung over from last nights pub crawl through bishop. we were the only one at this lake and camped on the west side , a waterfall could be heard on the south side but we never made it over to check it out.. the next morning we got up and made our way to hungry packer lake , we attempted to find moonlight falls at moonlight lake but it appeared they were dry this time of year so we settled in for night 3 at the north side of the lake which was great.. a big water fall on the west side was visible and you could hear it but we never made it over to that side, which i regret... the next morning we left at 9am and were back to bishop eating burgers by 2... i'd give this hike 3 out of 5 stars, i probably won't do it again but will defianately be back to bishop and possibly aspen dell. the reason for this is i've had better experiences at kearsarge pass and my favorite big pine lakes..

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Rock Creek to Long Lake
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

A great easy day hike. We fished as well and had good lick with the flies at all of the lakes all the way to gem lakes. Good for kids and dogs!

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