The Best Camping in Bishop

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Top camping spots in and near Bishop

  • Bishop, California

    Camp at Pleasant Valley Pit

    3.5
    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 more at blm.govThis campground is dog-friendly, bu...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Camp in Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

    4.0
    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 HWY 168 to the forest. You will need a decent vehicl...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Photograph the Bristlecone Pine Forest

    5.0
    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 and leads to amazing views of the rugged Sierras. ...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Hike the Methuselah Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

    4.5 mi / 100 ft gain
    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 more than a day trip and get in some more touring...
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  • Bishop, California

    Photography in the ButterMilks

    5.0
    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 great astro photography shots. During the day, the l...
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  • Bishop, California

    Bouldering In The Buttermilks

    5.0
    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, and The Buttermilks.The Buttermilks are massive gr...
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  • Bishop, California

    Backpack Across Mt. Humphreys Basin

    30 mi / 3375 ft gain
    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 beautiful lush area, with streams and aspen groves. A...
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  • Bishop, California

    Backpack to Upper Lamarck Lake

    5.0
    5.8 mi / 1562 ft gain
    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 valley below. Lake Sabrina is on the other side of ...
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  • Bishop, California

    Climb White Mountain Peak

    4.4
    14 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Not surprisingly, White Mountain Peak is the apex of the White Mountains, which rise out of the desert floor just north of Death Valley. The White Mountains were aptly named as they are frequently covered in snow.The trailhead starts at 12,000ft and winds it's way over a few hills before the fina...
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  • Bishop, California

    North Lake Loop via Lamarck Col and Alpine Col

    16.33 mi / 4829 ft gain
    North Lake Loop via Lamarck Col and Alpine Col is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Bishop, California.
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  • Bishop, California

    Backpack the Piute Pass Trail in the John Muir Wilderness

    21 mi / 2000 ft gain
    With so many famous hiking trails in the Sierras, its hard to find a trail as isolated as the Piute Pass Trail. This trail allows you to hike in the John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, and Sierra National Forest in one 20 mile section of trail. You will encounter amazing wilderness, spect...
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  • Big Pine, California

    Backpack to Fourth Lake on the Big Pine Creek North Fork Trail

    4.0
    12.5 mi / 3000 ft gain
    From Big Pine, you'll turn onto Crocker St. to head towards the mountains. Once you are about 11 miles down the road you will see a sign and a turnoff on the right for trailhead parking. That is where you are going to want to park if you are staying overnight but you can continue to where the roa...
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  • Bishop, California

    Hike Pine Creek Pass to Lower Pine Lake

    10 mi / 2500 ft gain
    The Pine Creek Pass is usable for day hiking and overnight adventures. If you'd like to spend the night, be sure to pickup a wilderness permit! If you plan to bring a four legged friend, make sure to indicate that on your wilderness permit request. There are several lakes you can stop at througho...
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  • Bishop, California

    Honeymoon Lake Trail

    12.01 mi / 3238 ft gain
    Honeymoon Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Bishop, California.
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  • Bishop, California

    Gable Lakes Trail

    7.76 mi / 3340 ft gain
    Gable Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Bishop, California.
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  • Bishop, California

    Backpack to Long Lake

    7 mi
    Directions The trailhead for Long Lake starts by South Lake outside Bishop, CA. You'll want to take Line Street, which is the 168, West out of Bishop. Approximately 14 miles up, you'll want to merge left towards South Lake. This junction is well-signed if you keep an eye out for it. Head the ...
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