The Best Hiking in Bishop

Looking for the best hiking in Bishop? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Bishop. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Bishop

  • Bishop, California

    Druid Stones

    5.18 mi / 2067 ft gain
    Druid Stones is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Bishop, California.
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  • Bishop, California

    Snowshoe to Blue Lake

    6.2 mi / 1350 ft gain
    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 you can park. Walk past the yellow gate toward la...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Sierra Viewpoint Trail

    0.37 mi / 26 ft gain
    Sierra Viewpoint Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bishop, California.
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  • Inyo County, California

    Bristlecone Pine Forest to Mexican Mine Ruins

    1.33 mi / 66 ft gain
    Bristlecone Pine Forest to Mexican Mine Ruins is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Bishop, California.
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  • Inyo County, California

    Cabin Trail to Methuselah

    5.22 mi / 1070 ft gain
    Cabin Trail to Methuselah is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Bishop, California.
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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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  • Inyo County, California

    Methuselah Trail

    3.96 mi / 768 ft gain
    Methuselah Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Bishop, California.
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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

    Mount Tom via Horton Lake Trail

    13.37 mi / 4465 ft gain
    Mount Tom via Horton Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Bishop, California.
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  • Bishop, California

    La Hupp Picnic Area To Green Lake

    5.14 mi / 1788 ft gain
    La Hupp Picnic Area To Green Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bishop, California.
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  • Bishop, California

    Patriarch Grove Trail

    0.44 mi / 95 ft gain
    Patriarch Grove Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Bishop, California.
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  • Bishop, California

    Hike to Emerald Lakes

    7.2 mi / 1719 ft gain
    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 the trek to Emerald Lake outside of Bishop.From Bish...
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  • Bishop, California

    Baboon Lakes via Sabrina Basin

    8.53 mi / 2165 ft gain
    Gorgeous and sizable alpine lakes beyond Blue Lake via Sabrina Basin trail.  There are some very confusing descriptions on the internet for this so hopefully this can help. Hike for 3 miles to get to Blue Lake, which is huge and a popular camping spot for backpackers. Continue past the lake (it ...
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