Cottonwood Lakes Trail

Golden Trout Wilderness, California

Elevation Gain1,353ft
Trailhead Elevation10,059ft
Elevation Min/Max10041/11052ft
Elevation Start/End10059/10059ft

Cottonwood Lakes Trail

Cottonwood Lakes Trail is a hiking trail in Inyo County, California. It is within Golden Trout Wilderness and John Muir Wilderness. It is 4.9 miles long and begins at 10,059 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,353 feet. The Cottonwood Lakes Trailhead Campground camp site is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: New Army Pass Trail.

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Fishing Central California (No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks)
Brian Milne
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"Around these parts, anglers eagerly await July 1 like a kid anxiously counting down the days to December 25. Once July rolls around, every day (at least from July 1 to October 31) feels like Christmas in the Golden Trout Wilderness where heavy concentrations of radiant golden trout race about the depths of the crystal-clear backcountry waters of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping." Read more

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Trail Information

Golden Trout Wilderness
Nearby City
Golden Trout Wilderness
Mount Whitney Ranger District, 640 South Main St., Lone Pine 93545 (760) 876-6200
Local Contacts
USGS Cirque Peak; USFS Inyo National Forest; John Muir Wilderness; Golden Trout Wilderness; National Geographic Mount Whitney Trail Map; Tom Harrison Golden Trout Wilderness
Local Maps

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Dec 2018