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Laurel Lakes Rd

Eastern Sierra Camping, Hiking Trails, Bishop Back Roads & Mammoth Hot Springs

Desert Country Mountain
E. California, bordering Nevada, hi-desert terrain on eastern slopes sage brush meadows, pinyon pine trees & horse camps pine forest with alpine meadows & rivers, some aspens

hiking maps Home of the tallest peak in the contiguous USA, Mount Whitney @ 14,494' elevation.

Designated wilderness in forest:
Wilderness Area Acres
John Muir Wilderness 581,153
Ansel Adams Wilderness 231,533

MOUNT WHITNEY hiking maps

Inyo National Forest
Park Headquarters

Nearby cities & towns:

Big Pine CA
Bishop CA
Convict Lake CA
Independence CA
June Lake CA
Lake Crowley CA
Lee Vining CA
Lone Pine CA
Mammoth Lakes CA
Olancha CA
Toms Place CA
east sierra

Inyo Ranger Stations

Forest Headquaters
Mammoth District
Mammoth Lakes
White Mountains District
Mount Whitney District
Lone Pine
Mono Lake District
Lee Vining
Inyo National Forest
government site
Alabama Hills
Lone Pine CA
Mount Whitney
Lone Pine CA



Some of the best backpacking in all of California! Views, forests, granite spires, abundant creeks, tallest peaks, alpine lakes, wildflowers and autumn colors.

  • fire permits are required
  • permits are required for overnight backcountry camping
  • check with the correct ranger district for all back country camping restrictions
Trail head parking spots located at:
  • Kennedy Meadows PCT access
  • Sage Flat @ Olancha CA
  • Cottonwood @ Horseshoe Meadows Road
  • Whitney Portal@ Lone Pine CA
  • Shepard Pass @ Independence CA
  • Onion Valley for Kearsarge Pass @ Independence
  • Baxter Pass via Oak Creek @ Independence CA
  • South Lake via Hwy 168, W of Bishop CA
  • Lake Sabrina via Hwy 168, W of Bishop CA
  • Pine Creek Canyon @ Rovana CA
  • Hilton Lakes @ Rock Creek Rd
  • Mosquito Flat @ Rock Creek Rd
  • Hilton Creek @ Lake Crowley
Crowley Lake petroglyphs Inyo off road

Inyo Forest Maps & Wilderness Hiking Maps

Inyo off road Inyo Forest Back Roads & Off Road

Inyo camping Eastern Sierra Campgrounds

Inyo camping Inyo Forest Group Campgrounds

Inyo camping Primitive Camping Inyo

Eastern Sierra hikes Eastern Sierra Hiking

Eastern Sierra lakes Eastern Sierra Lakes

Coyote Flat, Inyo Highcountry

Gilbert Lake @ Kearsarge

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