Little Lakes Valley

Bishop, California 93515

Little Lakes Valley

Little Lakes Valley Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"With the spectacular peaks of the Sierra Crest on constant display and a procession of lakes to vie for your attention, this out-and-back hike into the John Muir Wilderness is a real crowd-pleaser. Descending easily to within hailing distance of Marsh Lake, we cross wildflower meadows to an inlet stream flowing into Heart Lake, swelling full beneath Mount Morgan. Following Heart’s shoreline through more meadows, we soon meet Box Lake. Crossing Rock Creek we rise slightly to meet ravishing Long Lake, and pass between its eastern shore and a granite cliff."

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Bubba Suess
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"The easy hike through the Little Lakes Valley is a stunningly beautiful journey through an alpine valley filled with meadows, lively creeks, and lakes amid a panoply of High Sierra peaks."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
800 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 hours.
Late June through October.
Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Visitor Center
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Morgan, Mount Abbot.
Local Maps

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