Steelhead Lake

Bishop, California 93512

Steelhead Lake

Steelhead Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Travelers new to entering the Sierra from its eastern escarpment will discover the ascent of McGee Creek fascinating because of the swirling patterns in the highly fractured, red, metamorphic rocks of the canyon wall. An early start is good, as the first few miles travel up a narrow, essentially shadeless canyon and can be stiflingly hot in the middle of the day. The scenic lakeshore offers splendid campsites and excellent fishing."

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6/26/2009
Great scenery but challenging due to mileage and terrain. I prefer to camp at Grass Lake. It has better camp sites and fires are allowed.
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Trail Information

Bishop
Nearby City
12
Distance
3,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 days
Duration
Best early July to early October
Season
8,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,000 feet
Top Elevation
Inyo National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Convict Lake, Mt. Abbot
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