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Inyo National Forest

CA
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Ranked #1,587 of 5,001 Attractions in California
Type: Forests, National Parks
Activities: Driving, Hiking, Camping, Viewing foliage
Owner description: National forest area extending 165 miles along the California/Nevada border and includes 1.9 million acres of lakes, meadows, winding streams, and... more » Owner description: National forest area extending 165 miles along the California/Nevada border and includes 1.9 million acres of lakes, meadows, winding streams, and rugged Sierra Nevada peaks with elevations ranging from 4,000 to 14,495 feet. « less
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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My friend and I camped at Big Pine Creek Camp Ground in the Inyo National Forest. I have camped all over this country for the past 45 years, and this was one of the nicest experiences I have ever had. With mountains on one side of our site and a trout stream on the other, the views, the sounds, the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family and I camped in Junction campground for three nights in July just off Tioga Road in Inyo, less than a quarter mile from Tioga Lake, less than 2 miles from the eastern Yosemite entrance. Site # 9 was amazing - shaded by trees during the day, set atop a small hill about 50 ft from the parking area... More

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los angeles
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96 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took the brief hike to the Inyo Craters through the forest to see the beautiful site. It was really pretty and had some water still in it. We left at about 5PM and it only took about 30 minutes. There are really nice paths to walk on and scenery is lovely. There are a lot of pine cones that... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My wife and I spent 5 nights at Big Pine Creek Campground in July 2013 and we loved it there! The only thing that we hoped to have read in the reviews before we got there was about the steep hill we had to climb for 5 miles in addition to a hairpin corner that we need to maneuver at... More

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Lake Forest, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We camped at Big Pine Creek Campground for 4 nights and where camping with several other families who booked this beautiful location. It's not a Yosemite but, it has everything a camper is looking for a good time. We had our 5 year old and 7 year old and they enjoyed the trip. My son caught two fish at the... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

We stayed at Big Pine Creek in the middle of may 2011, this was our first time up at big pine creek and is now my new favorite spot. First off the place is ABSOLUTELY AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL! I found my self constantly stopping with my jaw dropped at the surroundings. There was still snow on the mountains, pine cones flood... More

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46703
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71 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

My husband and I did the Methuselah Trail. It was an amazing hike. It makes you a little short winded if you are from a low elevation like us. We used the hike to get better acclimated to do the Mt Whitney Trail in Lone Pine. The trees are amazing to photograph. It is amazing to think that the bristlecones... More

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Bishop CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011 via mobile

We walked the 4.5 mile trail on 8/29/11 Truly amazing and wonderful. We bought the$1 pamphlet and read it at each # from 1 to 24. So worth the $. Took us 3.5 hours and we are reasonably fit. The drive is very curvy and takes 45 min. From Bishop! But well worth the time! 1/2 day for total time... More

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Bedford UK
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2010

ditto the earlier review , save we did the shorter hike. The views from here are spectacular. You stare across to glaciers from the last ice age. It is remote and peaceful. Well worth the detour, adding about 2 - 21/2 hours to the trip. There is a small office where you can buy guides, postcards and water.

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Modesto, California
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180 attraction reviews
437 helpful votes 437 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

Traveled here for a hiking trip in July with two other people. The drive from Bishop up into the White Mountains was just beautiful with expansive views of the Owens Valley and Sierra Nevada mountains. We drove to the Schulman Grove of Ancient Bristlecone Pine trees which is in a remote and high setting at 10,000 feet. There is a... More

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