Pioneer Basin



map of Eastern Sierra, CA Cinko Lake Barney Lake East Lake Hilton Lakes Pioneer Basin Baboon Lakes Big Pine Lakes Sixty Lake Basin trail Cottonwood Lakes John Muir Trail Golden Bear Lake North Lake to South Lake

Big Pine Lakes One and Two, John Muir Wilderness, CA
Bishop Creek crossing near South Lake and Bishop Pass, John Muir Wilderness, CA

Eastern Sierra Trails

  1. Cinko Lake, Hoover Wilderness
    • Hike from Leavitt Meadow to this pretty lake with good fishing
  2. Barney Lake, Mono County, near Twin Lakes
    • A 4.7-mile hike to this pretty lake, wonderful views of Crown Point
  3. East Lake, Mono County, near Bridgeport
    • An easy 3.2-mile hike for a weekend trip at a scenic lake
  4. Hilton Lakes, Southern Mono County, Rock Creek area
    • A moderate 4.6-mile hike to great camping lakes
  5. Pioneer Basin, John Muir Wilderness
    • Seven remote lakes spread across a high alpine basin
  6. North Lake to South Lake, a 54-mile loop through some of Kings Canyon National Park's most spectacular terrain
  7. Baboon Lakes, Sabrina Basin west of Bishop
    • 4½-mile hike from Lake Sabrina trailhead
  8. Big Pine Lakes, Inyo County, south of Bishop
    • Seven alpine lakes amid jagged peaks
  9. Sixty Lake Basin, Kings Canyon National Park
    • Rugged hike over Kearsarge and Glen passes to remote alpine lakes
  10. Golden Bear Lake, Kings Canyon National Park
    • Cross Kearsarge Pass and hike south on the John Muir Trail, 14.1 miles
  11. The John Muir Trail, Whitney Portal to Yosemite
    • 220 miles of great adventure, magnificent scenery, and life-time memories
  12. Cottonwood Lakes, southwest of Lone Pine and Mt. Whitney
    • 5.9 miles to many lakes, gateway to New Army Pass & Mt. Langley