Pioneer Basin

Bishop, California 93515

Pioneer Basin

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The tough, hairpin ascent to Upper Pine Lake offers breathtaking, over-the-shoulder views across Owens Valley to the White Mountains, and the campsite views from the shore of the Sierra Crest make this an outstanding choice for a base-camp location on the east side of the Sierra. Anglers should enjoy the chance to ply the waters for the resident trout without much competition from fellow anglers."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 days
Best early July to early October
10,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
12,000 feet
Top Elevation
Inyo National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Tom
Local Maps

Trail Log