Top Adventures in Lakeshore

  • John Muir Trail: Camping at Bear Creek

    The trail follows the creek for a few miles as it cascades forming very tempting pools and places to lay out. Try to resist jumping in the first pool you see and setting up camp. Although you really can't go wrong, some of the sweetest and deepest...

  • Backpack Evolution Valley

    You can get to the Evolution Basin a variety of ways, but the easiest is through the Florence Lake Trailhead. Here, you can choose to either take the Florence Lake Ferry across the lake, or save $25 and hike the extra 4 miles around the lake. Pers...

    15.5 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Backpack to Crater Lake, Sierra National Forest

    Starting at Lake Florence, this hike starts out with a climb up and keeps this up over the next 3 miles. After about 3 miles of climbing you reach another lake, Dutch Lake which provides shade and a nice place to rest. From there it's a relatively...

    8.4 miles 2100 ft gain

  • John Muir Trail: McClure Meadows

    The transition from mostly sheer granite slopes to open grassy space is a welcomed one. Set up along the creek meandering through Evolution Basin and explore the area. You won't tire your legs out because it's pretty flat. Whip out your camera to ...

  • Camp at Trapper Springs Campground

    Potable water and toilets are available at the campground. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and grill. 7 campsites are handicap accessible. Maximum group size at this campground is 6 people per site. The campground is open from May - Sept...

    8375 ft gain

  • Camp at Voyager Rock Campground

    The paved road ends at the Maxson Trailhead parking lot on the SE side of Courtright Reservoir. The adventure starts with a glance to the left, down a rock-strewn dirt track that leads off further into the wilderness. You're wondering, "Is that th...

  • Camp at Marmot Rock Campground

    Located on the Courtright Reservoir, Marmot Rock Campground is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Courtright Reservoir is great for boating and fishing. Trails access John Muir Wilderness, perfect for hiking, trail runnin...

    8205 ft gain

  • Explore Devils Bathtub

    The views are incredible and the lake is peacefully tucked underneath a stunning peak. Dogs are allowed on this trail! The first 70% of the trail is moderate in difficulty, and the last 30% is a good challenge. The water is perfect for a dip on a ...

    9.2 miles 1587 ft gain

  • Hike Pine Creek Pass to Lower Pine Lake

    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...

    10 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Hike to White Bark VIsta

    A short 1 mile hike in from Kaiser Pass will lead you to the top of a ridge line with incredible views toward the east. There are two pit toilets located at the top of Kaiser Pass. If you have a high clearance, 4x4/AWD vehicle you can probably dri...

    2.3 miles 462 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

    • Lakeshore, California

      Jackass Meadow

      Overview Jackass Meadow Campground is situated below Florence Lake on the San Joaquin River, surrounded by the craggy peaks of the John Muir Wilderness. Jackass Meadow is shaded by a stand of Aspen...

    • Kaiser Pass Road

      Mono Creek

      Overview Mono Creek Campground is located in the High Sierras above Kaiser Pass. This quiet, remote campground is situated in a peaceful meadow near Mono Hot Springs at an elevation of 7,500 feet. ...

    • Kaiser Pass Road

      Vermillion

      Overview Vermillion Campground is located on the northwest shore of Edison Lake, in a shady stand of Ponderosa pine. Most sites provide lake views. The campground is ideal for tents, as well as sma...

    • 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...

    • Lakeshore, California

      Rancheria

      Overview Rancheria Campground is located on the shores of Huntington Lake near the Kaiser Wilderness. The campsites sit under a dense canopy of fir and pine, and some tent-only sites are right on t...

    • Lakeshore, California

      College

      Overview College Campground is located on Huntington Lake near the Kaiser Wilderness. The camp features tent-only sites in open, meadow-like spaces or wooded sites among pine and fir trees. Visito...

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