Big McGee Lake

Bishop, California 93512

Big McGee Lake

Big McGee Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 12,816-foot Red and White Mountain, and close to impressive 12,458-foot Mt. Crocker."

Big McGee Lake Trip Reports

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8/3/2011
The trail goes through low chappel to many stream crossings, to Birch tree lined trail starting at mile 3 . Mile 3 to mile 6 has loose rock trail. The last 1/3 of trail is switch backs. There are 3 large meadows with great views. August had lots of mosquitoes with all the extra runoff and stagnant ponds. Make sure you bring lots of Det and maybe netting for trouble free campsite relaxing and fishing. Big McGee lake is large and deep with lots of fish enjoying a early morning meal of mosquitoes. When you arrive at the first view of the lake, there is a side trail going down with great campsites.. Easy access to lake and fishing from this area of the lake.
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6/18/2009
Big McGee Lake is absolutely beautiful and is a great place to camp. The view of Red and White mountain is spectacular and there are several smaller lakes surrounding the area that would make for great day trips.
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Trail Information

Bishop
Nearby City
14
Distance
2,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 days
Duration
Best early July to early October
Season
8,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,500 feet
Top Elevation
Inyo National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Convict Lake, Mt. Abbot
Local Maps

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