South Fork Lakes

Bishop, California 93515

South Fork Lakes

South Fork Lakes Professional Review and Guide

"With relatively little effort, hikers on this route enter the true High Sierra to find a rugged cirque surrounded by peaks up to 14,000 feet and filled with lakes, meadows, and streams. The South Fork Lakes, immediately adjacent to the extremely popular Cottonwood Lakes, offer a little more privacy than, yet ready access to, the latter. An easy cross-country section adds excitement to the return route."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 days
Best early July to early October
10,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,000 feet
Top Elevation
Inyo National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Cirque Peak
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018