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Little Lakes Valley Trail

Inyo National Forest, 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200, Bishop, CA
+1 760-873-2500
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Is This What Heaven Looks Like?

The Little Lakes Trail is deceptive. It starts at 10,000 and climbs. It is one of the most... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago

We have walked 5 times on this trail up to Long Lake and every time it takes our breath away and... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2017
Belmont, California
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“long lake” (7 reviews)
“heart lake” (7 reviews)
“easy hike” (5 reviews)
Inyo National Forest, 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200, Bishop, CA
+1 760-873-2500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Little Lakes Trail is deceptive. It starts at 10,000 and climbs. It is one of the most incredible places where you can be away from the hustle and bustle of civilization in minutes and walk on a trail that is really geared for young...More

Thank wildman66
Reviewed March 18, 2017

We have walked 5 times on this trail up to Long Lake and every time it takes our breath away and not from the high altitude. I think it starts at around 10,000', but for the beauty of the scenery. It is an easy hike...More

1  Thank Artemis-rb
Reviewed January 20, 2017

When we parked the car and walked by the river we had the feeling of being in a fairytale. It was so breathtaking and beautiful. It was a great place to take amazing photos.

Thank Renata N
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Not too many spaces to park. We had to park about 1/2 a mile down the road. This is an easy hike depending on how far you go. Family and Dog friendly hike.

Thank dalugoz
Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a very doable trail for almost anybody. The scienery is just beautiful and worth seeing. A small taste of high country hiking and beauty.

Thank Calvert S
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a hike in the little lakes valley trail. For the minimal effort you will be treated to a series of beautiful lakes on a relatively flat trail. This hike is the best we've done in the area.

2  Thank BoboTravlr
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Started at Mosquito Flat and hiked to the top of Mono Pass. Great views and definitely got my heart rate up.

Thank Charles D
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

The scenery is heavenly. The hike between each lake is short so you're constantly seeing different lake views with mountain backdrops. It never gets old. Highly recommended!!!

Thank Mandy W
Reviewed August 12, 2016

This trail is so spectacular, I never tire of it. Each lake you come upon is prettier than the last and the closer you get to the end of the valley the more stunning the views. This year with snow still on the ground and...More

1  Thank ShamrockGo
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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful hike to see streams, lakes, wild flowers, and rocks! Few hikes in the Sierras offer such incredible views for so little effort. Stop at Heart Lake if kids are hungry or tired.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you open on Christmas day?
December 20, 2015|
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Response from terere2 | Reviewed this property |
It has snowed about 2' in the past few days; it looks like it is still snowing up there with more on the way Christmas Eve. Keep in mind that you can x-country ski or snowshoe up to the valley although that could be a long... More
Hi, I'm looking to go here for the Thanksgiving weekend. We are looking for light day hikes to little lakes and ruby lake. We don't have a 4WD so I'm curious about how the weather will be. Will it be covered in snow or pretty mild? We are not experienced hikes so we don't want to get stuck. Thanks!
October 26, 2015|
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Response from Joe G | Reviewed this property |
Going to be hit or miss on Thanksgiving weekend. It's rained off and on all this week in the backcountry. You can check the webcam at bishopweather and that'll show you the cloud cover over the Sierra crest at any given... More
Are you allowed to bring dogs on this trail?
October 19, 2015|
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Response from JstLv2Crz | Reviewed this property |
The dogs love this hike...lots of water for them to drink or cool off in. Very dog friendly hike :-) Enjoy !