Long Lake

Bishop, California 93514

Long Lake

Long Lake Professional Review and Guide

"For those who have had a couple of days to acclimate to the altitude, lovely Long Lake in the John Muir Wilderness is a moderate hike with an extremely scenic gradual ascent above angler-dotted South Lake. Less-acclimated hikers should make it a cooler morning jaunt with more time for “catch your breath” stops on the shadier stretches.

Your dog will love bounding across the occasional seasonal streams up to the lakeside meadow where you can enjoy his antics from the shoreline boulders. The scenery and not the altitude will take your breath away at Long Lake. The South Lake Basin is your portal to the John Muir Wilderness and the shores of postcard- perfect Long Lake. Along the way, you will cross two footbridges at seasonal streams. These refreshing stops for your pooch give you time to enjoy the summer display of deep pink shooting stars, white ranger buttons, and purple lupine."

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Trail Information

Bishop
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
9,828 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,752 feet
Top Elevation
Inyo National Forest, White Mountain Ranger Station, 798 N. Main St., Bishop 93914; (760) 873-2500 (this number has an excellent menu of information options); fs.usda.gov/inyo
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Thompson; USFS Inyo National Forest; John Muir Wilderness; National Geographic Mammoth Lakes and Mono Divide Trail Map; Tom Harrison Bishop Pass
Local Maps

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Jul 2018