Sabrina Basin

Bishop, California 93514

Sabrina Basin

Sabrina Basin Professional Guide

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"The main quandary when contemplating a trip to Sabrina Basin is whether or not you have enough time to visit all of the scenic lakes since they are bountiful and there is nary a rotten apple in the bunch. An array of options—welltraveled trails, less-traveled use trails, and cross-country routes—allow you to select potential destinations compatible with a wide range of skill levels. With so many lakes to choose from, getting away from it all should be a reasonable goal, especially if you’re willing to veer off the beaten path."

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Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"Sabrina Basin holds so many beautiful and worthwhile lakes that deciding which ones to visit is often the most challenging part of the trip. With so many lakes to choose from, a healthy dose of solitude and serenity should be fairly easy to get. The lakes of the upper basin are particularly stunning, cradled in granite bowls and encircled by rugged cliffs, with the towering Sierra Crest providing a nearly constant backdrop. Trails are usually snow-free by mid-July, but the lovely meadows of Sabrina Basin reach the height of wildflower season usually from late July through mid-August. Swimmers will find the chilly waters of the lakes the warmest during the month of August. September is a fine time for a visit, although night- time temperatures may be cold. Snow generally arrives by late October or early November."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,860 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2–4 days
Mid-July to mid-October
Kings Canyon National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s Mt. Thompson and Mt. Darwin
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