Top Adventures in Bishop

  • Bouldering Happy Boulders

    Nestled in the Volcanic Tablelands near the Eastern Sierras, this geological gem of a bouldering spot might be easily bypassed by someone who isn't looking for it. However, if it is on your destination list, the Happies are not hard to find.  Loca...

  • Snowshoe to Blue Lake

    Starting in Aspendale at 8500 feet, this 5 mile hike is very invigorating and beautiful. To get here, take hwy 395 until in Bishop. Turn onto hwy 168 until you pass the small town of Aspendale. The road dead ends about another mile up the road and...

    6.2 miles 1350 ft gain

  • Camp at Pleasant Valley Pit

    Pleasant Valley Pit offers 75 sites, fires outside camping area need a permit, a dumpster is in the campground, 4 vault toilets, no water, some tables, fire rings. To get here, head 0.5 miles off of the Pleasant Valley Road. $2 per vehicle. Learn ...

  • Camp in Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

    The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is located in Central California quite close to the Nevada Border in the White Mountains. A short drive South from Bishop, you will come to the small town of Big Pine where there are signs leading you left on HW...

  • Photograph the Bristlecone Pine Forest

    To get to the goods head east out of Big Pine, CA  on Hwy 168 into the mountains for 13 miles. Turn left (north) on White Mountain Road to the Bristlecone Pine Forest. The road winds through a beautiful forest of Pinyon Pines and Western Junipers ...

  • Hike the Methuselah Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

    The Methuselah Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, located in the White Mountains, is where the 4,847-year-old Methuselah tree grows, the oldest living non-clonal organism in the world. If you're going to make hiking the Methuselah Grove...

    4.5 miles 100 ft gain

  • Photography in the ButterMilks

    The Eastern Sierras have some of the most spectacular views in the world. This area in particular is known for its rock climbing. It also has amazing opportunities for photographers.The nights during a new moon are incredibly dark and create gre...

  • Bouldering In The Buttermilks

    The Buttermilks is a historical climbing area that is home to some of the worlds most famous rock climbs. It is located at the base of the Eastern Sierras near Bishop, CA. In this region there are 3 main bouldering areas: The Happies, The Sads, ...

  • Trout Fishing in the Owens River

    Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada, Inyo, and White Mountains, the Owens River Valley is picturesque and home to some quality trout fishing on the Owens River. If you like to pair photography with fishing then this is the ideal location for you - the...

  • Hike to Emerald Lakes

    If you are considering this hike, then I am sure you are already familiar with the undeniable beauty that the Eastern Sierra radiates. Any season, any time- it is there. One of my particular favorites for a day hike to experience this beauty is th...

    7.2 miles 1719 ft gain

  • Backpack Across Mt. Humphreys Basin

    Before heading out, you will need to get a backpacking permit to stay overnight in this area. You can buy one here to pick up in town at the Bishop, CA Ranger Station, in the morning.The trailhead begins at North Lake campground (9,345'), in a bea...

    30 miles 3375 ft gain

  • Backpack to Upper Lamarck Lake

    Starting out at North Lake Campground, the trail to Lamarck Lakes is a fairly gradual ascent. After climbing out of the meadows near the trailhead, you will find yourself on a ridge with few trees to block the great views of Grass Lake and the va...

    5.8 miles 1562 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • White Mountain Road

      Grandview Campground

      Grandview Campground is nestled in low hills covered with Pinyon and Juniper. A large open area in the middle of the campground gives a truly grand view of the night sky. The combination of 8,600 f...

    • Bishop, California

      Bishop Park Group

      Overview Families, friends and special interest groups enjoy Bishop Park for its access to prime fishing and its serene setting on Bishop Creek. The group campground one of the most popular facilit...

    • Big Pine, California

      Cedar Flat Group Campground

      Overview Cedar Flat Group sites are popular with academic institutions for geology field trips. With no nearby light sources, the night sky is brilliant for star gazing and night photography.Recrea...

    • South Lake Road

      Table Mountain (Inyo)

      Overview Table Mountain Group Campground is located 18 miles southwest of Bishop, California, along the South Fork of Bishop Creek. Here, the creek has bountiful trout to please anglers. Nearby gla...

    • Big Pine, California

      Big Pine Canyon

      Overview Big Pine Canyon Recreation Area includes two group campground sites. Named for glaciers that can be seen at the end of the valley, Clyde Glacier Group Site and Palisade Glacier Group Site ...

    • Big Pine, California

      Upper Sage Flat

      Overview Take the family to Upper Sage for a pleasant camping trip along the banks of Big Pine Creek. Here, visitors can experience the beauty of the creek that runs along the base of a narrow cany...

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