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John Muir Trail

Bishop, CA

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John Muir Trail - America's most beautiful long-distance trail - is a 220 mile point-to-point trail running from Yosemite Nat'l Park south to the summit of Mount Whitney, with an exit at Whitney Portal. The trail is primarily used for backpacking and is accessible from July until October.

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Little Lakes Valley
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Stunning, long easy hike, continues on and on. Rewards at every turn.

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Mosquito Flat
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

My Dad started me on backpacking at the age of 7. We obviously started with small trails only a few minutes from home, then gradually increased our trail sizes from there. We started taking yearly trips to different trail heads all over California. At the age of 14, Mosquito Flat was introduced. It has been, by far, my favorite and the most memorable. We had such a great time, we returned 2 more summer's in a row. Great experience, great scenery, great hike with Dad.

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Rock Creek to Long Lake
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

this is one of the best trails you can hike so beautiful kid friendly not to hard ivr done this one many times all the way to treasure lakes you cant beat it perfect to take kids backpacking they will be hooked.

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Hilton Lakes
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

6/28/14, hiked from pine glen camp trail head up to upper lakes. 2200foot elevation gain, 8.7 miles. this can be a hot hike. fall is best. can be a busy horse trail.

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Bishop Pass Trail
by Samantha Duhart

6 Completed 3 Reviews

Backpacking for a week from lake to lake. This is where I learned how to gut and clean fish!

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White Mountain Peak
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50 Completed 4 Reviews

This is definitely a great trek for acclimatizing for Whitney. Although the trailhead starts at 12,000 feet, and the trail is extremely well paved, the series of switchbacks is tough. There is a small stone structure at the summit of the third highest Fourteener (14, 246 ft) in California.

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Methuselah Trail
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike. It was not an easy one up at 10,000 feet especially during winter. Lots of Snowshoeing was done. Road was closed 2 miles down from the visitors center and so added 4 miles onto the hike. Defiantly recommend just make sure you leave a whole day to do it.

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Ancient Bristlecone
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14 Completed 17 Reviews

Took my boys on the little Nature trail outside the Interpretive Center. Think it was a little over 1.5 miles. Great views of the most unique tree on Earth if you ask me!! I plan on going back and doing the Methusa trail as well as the trail up to White Mt. Just seeing the trees is crazy and the center has some really cool pictures and info on the history of the BristleCone Pine. The views of trees alone warrant a 5.

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Bishop Pass Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

6 day backpacking hike to Florence lake Bishop pass is a awsome hike with amazing views a hike I will definitely do this hike agian.

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Methuselah Trail
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35 Completed 20 Reviews

What an awesome trail! I didn't have much expectation of a trail near a visitor center, but this was great. Spectacular scenery, ancient trees and a real nice trail. I combined thus with the Cabin trail and got another 1.5 miles out of it and a tremendous view of vista of the Sierras at the top.
The trail wasn't difficult even with the snow but the elevation has me huffing and puffing even if the gain wasn't too much. I worked up a sweat in the 49 degree weather. It was beautiful with the snow on the ground and the bright sunshiny day.

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