Treasure Lakes

Bishop, California 93514

Treasure Lakes

Treasure Lakes Professional Review and Guide

"The Treasure Lakes Trail leads away from the normal hubbub along the Bishop Pass Trail to a group of relatively secluded lakes in a granite basin near the Sierra Crest. Over the short journey, you pass through three distinct plant zones— montane, subalpine, and alpine. The quite scenic lakes offer campers serene settings for pitching a tent and anglers excellent fishing for golden trout. Some route-finding and a bit of boulder hopping are necessary to reach the upper lakes, but that should be easy enough for all but beginning backpackers. Although the trail is open to equestrians, the absence of a path over rocky terrain should dissuade the use of pack animals above the first two lakes, increasing the chances for an undisturbed visit for the nonequine crowd. A straightforward crosscountry route offers an alternative to simply retracing your steps back to the trailhead (see options, page 420)."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,765 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 days
Early July to mid-October
Kings Canyon National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s Mt. Thompson
Local Maps