Tyee Lakes

Bishop, California 93514

Tyee Lakes

Tyee Lakes Professional Review and Guide

"The seldom-used Tyee Lakes Trail provides a steep but short route to a string of delightful lakes set in a high granite basin well east of the Sierra Crest. The 3-mile journey to Clara Lake is well suited for either a day hike, enhanced by a refreshing swim and a picnic lunch, or an overnight backpack.

Thanks to the limited pressure, anglers should find plenty of trout in the Tyee Lakes to keep themselves occupied. A 0.75-mile, 600-foot climb to a view from the plateau of Table Mountain is a worthy trip extension."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,520 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3-4 hours
The area is snow-free by mid-July, and wildflowers come into season shortly after. By September temperatures have cooled, but the weather is generally favorable until the first storm of the season, usually in late October or early November.
White Mountain Ranger District
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