Best Trails Near Bishop CA

Bishop has 183 trails in the vicinity, including 108 hiking trails and 71 for backpacking. These trails range from 0 to 68 miles in length. The longest trail in Bishop is White Mountains a well-known trail measuring 68 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are North Lake to Humphreys Basin Loop (Backpacking), Mt. Whitney Summit and Lake Sabrina to Midnight Lake (Backpacking). Trails.com member Chris B. recently completed Little Lakes Valley.

More information on the best trails in Bishop can be found below.
  • Lake Sabrina to Blue Lake

    4 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    This short but rigorous day hike leads into a spectacular, peak-rimmed alpine lake basin in the eastern Sierra. The immense, glacier-carved bowl of the Middle Fork Bishop Creek, popularly known ...
    •  Day Hike
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This short but rigorous day hike leads into a spectacular, peak-rimmed alpine lake basin in the eastern Sierra. The immense, ...

  • South Lake to North Lake (Backpacking)

    3 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    Many backpackers view the South Lake to North Lake loop as one of the supreme backpacks in the High Sierra—it offers a visit to three incomparable alpine basins, Dusy, Evolution, and Humphreys; ...
    •  5-7 days
    •  56.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Many backpackers view the South Lake to North Lake loop as one of the supreme backpacks in the High Sierra—it offers a visit ...

  • Mt. Whitney Summit

    3 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    At 14,491 feet, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the contiguous 48 states. Because of that claim—and the fact that the mountain is accessible and offers unparalleled views over the southern ...
    •  5 days
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    At 14,491 feet, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the contiguous 48 states. Because of that claim—and the fact that the ...

  • Little Lakes Valley Trail

    3 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    You only need to walk a few feet up the Little Lakes Valley to see that this is a very special place. It is also one of the rare High Sierran hikes where it is not absolutely necessary to acclimate ...
    •  5 hours
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    You only need to walk a few feet up the Little Lakes Valley to see that this is a very special place. It is also one of the ...

  • Little Lakes Valley

    3 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    Because of its majestic scenery, moderate terrain, good fishing, and high alpine feel, the route through Little Lakes Valley is a favorite with hikers.
    •  2 days
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Because of its majestic scenery, moderate terrain, good fishing, and high alpine feel, the route through Little Lakes Valley ...

  • North Lake to Humphreys Basin Loop (Backpacking)

    2 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    The scenic features of the first part of this trip provide enough incentive for a visit: You will climb along a robust stream with a picturesque waterfall through flower-covered meadows and past ...
    •  4-6 days
    •  27 miles
    •  Guide

    The scenic features of the first part of this trip provide enough incentive for a visit: You will climb along a robust stream ...

  • Minaret Lake

    2 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    Minaret Lake is a popular destination for climbers, but it’s also a great choice for backpackers who want to get up close to some of the most dramatic scenery in the Sierra.
    •  2 days
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    Minaret Lake is a popular destination for climbers, but it’s also a great choice for backpackers who want to get up close ...

  • Big McGee Lake

    2 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    In an alpine setting close under the Sierra Crest, Big McGee Lake shares a large granite basin with three other fishable lakes. This beautiful spot nestles below the sheer, colorful walls of ...
    •  2 days
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    In an alpine setting close under the Sierra Crest, Big McGee Lake shares a large granite basin with three other fishable ...

  • Midnight Lake

    2 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    This trip lets you explore a large number of beautiful lakes and creeks in unsurpassed surroundings. Their backdrop is the Sierra Crest, some 2500 feet above. You’ll also delight in the many ...
    •  2 days
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip lets you explore a large number of beautiful lakes and creeks in unsurpassed surroundings. Their backdrop is the ...

  • Minaret Falls Campground

    2 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    Minaret Falls Campground is the prettiest in a string of beautiful, popular campgrounds on the Upper San Joaquin River west of Mammoth Mountain. When you drive down the dirt road into the campground, ...
    •  Guide

    Minaret Falls Campground is the prettiest in a string of beautiful, popular campgrounds on the Upper San Joaquin River west ...

  • Hilton Lakes

    2 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    Lovely Hilton Creek flows from rugged Sierra Crest peaks through a small basin, through the charming Hilton Lakes (or Hilton Creek Lakes), and finally out to Crowley Lake. Backpackers will find ...
    •  2 days
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Lovely Hilton Creek flows from rugged Sierra Crest peaks through a small basin, through the charming Hilton Lakes (or Hilton ...

  • Four Jeffrey And Sabrina Campgrounds

    2 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    The princess of campgrounds on Bishop Creek above Bishop is tiny Sabrina Campground perched on the lip of Lake Sabrina. At 9,000 feet, the view of the picture-perfect lake, the glaciered mountain ...
    •  Guide

    The princess of campgrounds on Bishop Creek above Bishop is tiny Sabrina Campground perched on the lip of Lake Sabrina. At ...

  • White Mountain Ride

    1 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    White Mountain Ride is the highest mountain bike ride in California, an epic ride through a remote alpine zone with panoramic vistas. Be aware that this is a fragile area. Deep snow, extreme ...
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    White Mountain Ride is the highest mountain bike ride in California, an epic ride through a remote alpine zone with panoramic ...

  • South Lake to North Lake (Backpacking)

    1 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    This is one of the great classic trips of the Sierra, visiting some of the range’s most beautiful features: three superb alpine lakes basins, Dusy, Evolution, and Humphreys; three magnificent ...
    •  5-7 days
    •  60.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of the great classic trips of the Sierra, visiting some of the range’s most beautiful features: three superb ...

  • White Mountain Road

    1 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is deservedly a highlight of any visit to the eastern Sierra Nevada. The trees, which include the oldest known living tree, are easily reached along a paved ...
    •  Easy
    •  2 hours
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is deservedly a highlight of any visit to the eastern Sierra Nevada. The trees, which ...

  • Ediza Lake

    1 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    If we had to pick a favorite hike in the 2 million acres that encompass Inyo National Forest, the jaunt to Ediza Lake would be at the top of the list. Its alpine scenery is so spectacular you ...
    •  2 days
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    If we had to pick a favorite hike in the 2 million acres that encompass Inyo National Forest, the jaunt to Ediza Lake would ...

  • Dusy Basin

    1 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    Ascend the spectacular drainage of South Fork Bishop Creek on the popular Bishop Pass Trail to enter Kings Canyon National Park and find the high, granite country of Dusy Basin and its wonderland ...
    •  2 days
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Ascend the spectacular drainage of South Fork Bishop Creek on the popular Bishop Pass Trail to enter Kings Canyon National ...

  • Moon Lake Trail

    1 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    Ascend to a high, lake-dotted plateau and find a small tent site to be your temporary home. The view from this new address is a showcase of nature’s best work. Creeks lace this area, tripping ...
    •  2–4 days
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Ascend to a high, lake-dotted plateau and find a small tent site to be your temporary home. The view from this new address ...

  • Bishop Creek Waterfalls

    1 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    The town of Bishop is in relatively dry Owens Valley some 4100 feet above sea level at the intersection of Highways 395, 16 and 168. Unlike most towns in this region, Bishop Creek, as it was ...
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    The town of Bishop is in relatively dry Owens Valley some 4100 feet above sea level at the intersection of Highways 395, ...

  • Rock Creek Loop

    1 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    This challenging loop, for advanced riders only, includes the singletrack to Paradise. At the beginning of the ride, you have panoramic views encompassing Wheeler Crest, Swall and Sky meadows, ...
    •  15.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This challenging loop, for advanced riders only, includes the singletrack to Paradise. At the beginning of the ride, you ...

  • Lake Sabrina to Midnight Lake (Backpacking)

    1 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    This trip offers unusually quick and easy access to some of the most spectacular alpine wilderness in California. A cluster of striking granite peaks surround the headwaters of Middle Fork Bishop ...
    •  3 days
    •  11.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip offers unusually quick and easy access to some of the most spectacular alpine wilderness in California. A cluster ...

  • Steelhead Lake

    1 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    Travelers new to entering the Sierra from its eastern escarpment will discover the ascent of McGee Creek fascinating because of the swirling patterns in the highly fractured, red, metamorphic ...
    •  2 days
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Travelers new to entering the Sierra from its eastern escarpment will discover the ascent of McGee Creek fascinating because ...

  • North Lake

    1 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    This trip is the quintessential High Sierra hike. In between two crossings of the Sierra Crest, it visits beautiful and famous Evolution Basin and Evolution Valley. There’s even an optional layover-day ...
    •  8 days
    •  52.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip is the quintessential High Sierra hike. In between two crossings of the Sierra Crest, it visits beautiful and famous ...

  • White Mountain Peak

    1 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    Highest summit in the White Mountains, and the third-highest peak in California. It also offers the easiest ascent of any of California’s 14,000-foot mountains. The trail starts high, at an elevation ...
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Highest summit in the White Mountains, and the third-highest peak in California. It also offers the easiest ascent of any ...

  • Treasure Lakes

    1 Reviews

    Bishop, CA

    Few trips offer so much High Sierra beauty for so little effort. Not only is there a wealth of dramatic scenery, there’s also good camping and fishing. Sturdy hikers can easily do this as a ...
    •  2 days
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Few trips offer so much High Sierra beauty for so little effort. Not only is there a wealth of dramatic scenery, there’s ...