Inyo National Forest Hiking Trails

At almost 3,000 square miles, Inyo National Forest offers tons of epic hiking trails, including the highest point in the lower 48, Mt Whitney. Intersected by the excellent road-trip route 395, there are many great hikes for all levels. Don’t forget to leave your parks pass on your dashboard during these hikes.

Name Distance Level Location Climb Dogs
Cottonwood Lakes Hike13ModerateLone Pine1350Y
Lone Pine Lake Hike5.6ModerateLone Pine1900Y
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Hike4.4ModerateBishop900Y
White Mountain Peak Hike (California)15HardBishop3360Y
Mt Whitney Hike21.5Very HardLone Pine6960N

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Inyo National Forest Hiking Tips

Popular Hikes

  1. Mount Whitney
  2. Ancient Bristlecone Forest
  3. White Mountain Peak

Family Hikes

  1. Fossil Falls
  2. Mobius Arch
  3. Lone Pine Lake