Best Trails Near Lone Pine CA

Lone Pine has 116 trails in the vicinity, including 71 hiking trails and 23 for backpacking. These trails range from 0 to 175.8 miles in length. The longest trail in Lone Pine is Mt. Whitney to Tuolumne Meadows a well-known trail measuring 175.8 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Horseshoe Meadow to Whitney Portal (Backpacking), Saline Valley Hot Spring and Meysan Lake Trail. Trails.com member Eric E. recently completed Mount Langley.

More information on the best trails in Lone Pine can be found below.
  • Chicken Spring Lake

    4 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    An out-and-back weekend backpack or a vigorous day hike to a true High Sierra glacial cirque lake. This outing involves lots of altitude gain in a short distance. If you’re not already acclimatized ...
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    An out-and-back weekend backpack or a vigorous day hike to a true High Sierra glacial cirque lake. This outing involves lots ...

  • Horseshoe Meadow to Whitney Portal (Backpacking)

    2 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    No time for the High Sierra Trail? No problem! This trip combines the splendid scenery of, “Cottonwood Lakes to Upper Rock Creek,” and the last leg—over Mt. Whitney—of the High Sierra Trail to ...
    •  5-7 days
    •  36 miles
    •  Guide

    No time for the High Sierra Trail? No problem! This trip combines the splendid scenery of, “Cottonwood Lakes to Upper Rock ...

  • Meysan Lake Trail

    2 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    The Mount Whitney Trail is the focus of most hikers at Whitney Portal, so anyone looking for a bit of solitude along with spectacular scenery can easily escape the crowds by making the arduous ...
    •  8 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The Mount Whitney Trail is the focus of most hikers at Whitney Portal, so anyone looking for a bit of solitude along with ...

  • Onion Valley to Mount Whitney Trail

    2 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    The final section of the John Muir Trail is not for the weak of heart, literally or figuratively. With two significant mountain passes to climb, and the conquering of the contiguous United State’s ...
    •  5–7 days
    •  51 miles
    •  Guide

    The final section of the John Muir Trail is not for the weak of heart, literally or figuratively. With two significant mountain ...

  • Keane Wonder Mine Trail

    2 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    A steep, out-and-back hike on an old mining troad in the Funeral Mountains to the historic ruins of mines, a mill, and tramways. The Keane Wonder Mine was one of the two largest producing gold ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    A steep, out-and-back hike on an old mining troad in the Funeral Mountains to the historic ruins of mines, a mill, and tramways. ...

  • Saline Valley Hot Spring

    1 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    An extremely isolated series of hot springs in a low desert environment. Despite their isolation, the springs are visited heavily and groups of people stay for extended periods. Several concrete ...
    •  0 miles
    •  Guide

    An extremely isolated series of hot springs in a low desert environment. Despite their isolation, the springs are visited ...

  • Siberian Outpost

    1 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    A loop backpack through high open country with great views.
    •  17.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A loop backpack through high open country with great views.

  • Racetrack via Hunter Mountain

    1 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    Seeing the “moving rocks” at The Racetrack is interesting and fun, but it would be a very long drive if that were the only thing to see. Fortunately, the route described here has other rewards. ...
    •  Moderate
    •  Allow a full day or camp overnight
    •  87.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Seeing the “moving rocks” at The Racetrack is interesting and fun, but it would be a very long drive if that were the only ...

  • Darwin Falls Trail

    1 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    This hike is a radical change from the usual Death Valley outing. Right from the parking area, a streak of greenery and a glistening brook lead up the gently sloping valley floor.Hopping from ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike is a radical change from the usual Death Valley outing. Right from the parking area, a streak of greenery and a ...

  • Dirty Socks Hot Spring

    1 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    A large pool formed by a hot well near the edge of dry Owens Lake. The warm pool is bathable, but large amounts of algae give it a murky appearance. Dirty Socks Hot Spring is a large (30- by ...
    •  0 miles
    •  Guide

    A large pool formed by a hot well near the edge of dry Owens Lake. The warm pool is bathable, but large amounts of algae ...

  • Mount Langley

    1 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    The southernmost California fourteener, with excellent views. Mount Langley provides one of the most straightforward ascents of a Sierra fourteener. Though a long hike, the elevation gain is ...
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    The southernmost California fourteener, with excellent views. Mount Langley provides one of the most straightforward ascents ...

  • Cirque Peak

    1 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    An easily accessible peak with striking views, or a superlative peak linkup with Mount Langley. Most hikers in this area are here to climb Mount Langley, a 14,000-foot peak. But nearby Cirque ...
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    An easily accessible peak with striking views, or a superlative peak linkup with Mount Langley. Most hikers in this area ...

  • Big Whitney Meadow

    1 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    A perfect weekend backpack or a convenient base camp at the hub of several routes to more remote Kern Plateau destinations. Big Whitney Meadow is laced with clear creeks teeming with golden trout ...
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    A perfect weekend backpack or a convenient base camp at the hub of several routes to more remote Kern Plateau destinations. ...

  • Alabama Hills

    1 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    Alabama Hills is a jumbled expanse of huge, rounded, honey-brown granite boulders with one of the Sierra’s most spectacular backdrops: the peaks of the Muir Crest, which culminate at 14,495-foot ...
    •  Easy
    •  1 hour
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Alabama Hills is a jumbled expanse of huge, rounded, honey-brown granite boulders with one of the Sierra’s most spectacular ...

  • Hungry Bill's Ranch/Johnson Canyon Trail

    1 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    This is an out-and-back hike up to a scenic stream canyon to the historic ruins of an 1870s ranch deep in the Panamint Mountains. Wilson Spring is a lush and lovely spot with water pouring from ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an out-and-back hike up to a scenic stream canyon to the historic ruins of an 1870s ranch deep in the Panamint Mountains. ...

  • Monarch Canyon/Mine Trail

    1 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    An out-and-back hike down a rocky canyon in the Funeral Mountains to an 80-foot dryfall, well-preserved stamp mill, and desert spring. The base of the dry falls is definitely worth visiting. ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    An out-and-back hike down a rocky canyon in the Funeral Mountains to an 80-foot dryfall, well-preserved stamp mill, and desert ...

  • Keane Wonder Spring Trail

    1 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    A nearly level trip to the spring that was essential to the Keane Wonder Mine and mill operations. This mining wasteland is also full of wildlife. Heavy bighorn sheep use is evident from the ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    A nearly level trip to the spring that was essential to the Keane Wonder Mine and mill operations. This mining wasteland ...

  • Harmony Borax Works Trail

    0 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    This desolate site was the scene of frenzied activity from 1883 to 1888, not in the pursuit of gold, like so much of the other mining activity, but of borax. Used in ceramics and glass as well ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    This desolate site was the scene of frenzied activity from 1883 to 1888, not in the pursuit of gold, like so much of the ...

  • Saline Valley Road Drive

    0 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    Remote Saline Valley Road traverses a basin-and-range landscape of epic scale, with towering mountains flanking a remote valley complete with clothing-optional warm springs, a verdant salt marsh, ...
    •  Easy
    •  5-6 hours
    •  100 miles
    •  Guide

    Remote Saline Valley Road traverses a basin-and-range landscape of epic scale, with towering mountains flanking a remote ...

  • Alabama Hills Drive

    0 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    The Alabama Hills are a jumbled expanse of huge, rounded, honey-brown granite boulders with one of the region’s most spectacular backdrops: the peaks of the Muir Crest, which culminate at 14,495-foot ...
    •  Easy
    •  1 hour
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    The Alabama Hills are a jumbled expanse of huge, rounded, honey-brown granite boulders with one of the region’s most spectacular ...

  • Rocky Basin Lakes Trail

    0 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    Tucked away in a rocky basin (hence the name) is a chain of secluded lakes. The 13-mile trail access includes two major climbs and usually is hiked in two days with an overnight stop at Chicken ...
    •  2–4 days
    •  26 miles
    •  Guide

    Tucked away in a rocky basin (hence the name) is a chain of secluded lakes. The 13-mile trail access includes two major climbs ...

  • New Army Pass Loop Trail

    0 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    This loop has all the trappings that you expect from a trip in the High Sierra: beautiful lakes, verdant meadows, and incredible views.
    •  2–4 days
    •  19.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop has all the trappings that you expect from a trip in the High Sierra: beautiful lakes, verdant meadows, and incredible ...

  • Mount Whitney Trail

    0 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    People come from all over the world to hike to the top of the highest peak in the continental United States. The scenery from the trail and 14,495-foot summit of Mount Whitney bring people back ...
    •  12–18 hours
    •  21.4 miles
    •  Guide

    People come from all over the world to hike to the top of the highest peak in the continental United States. The scenery ...

  • Swansea–Cerro Gordo Road

    0 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    The dramatic road that runs over the ridge tops of the Inyo Mountains is one of the most beautiful in the region. The trail also passes the well-preserved remains of the salt tramway. The trail ...
    •  Moderate to Difficult
    •  4.5 hours
    •  23 miles
    •  Guide

    The dramatic road that runs over the ridge tops of the Inyo Mountains is one of the most beautiful in the region. The trail ...

  • Movie Flat Trail

    0 Reviews

    Lone Pine, CA

    This extremely popular road runs through the Alabama Hills Recreation Area, along a low range of hills on the west side of the Owens Valley. The road’s popularity stems from the rocky, boulder-strewn ...
    •  Easy
    •  1 hour
    •  11.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This extremely popular road runs through the Alabama Hills Recreation Area, along a low range of hills on the west side of ...