Pioineer Basin, John Muir Wilderness, CA













  Pioneer Basin
  Trailhead

  John Muir Wilderness

Pioneer Basin, 2nd Lake


Little Lakes Valley Trailhead for Pioneer Basin Trip

Rock Creek Lake, Inyo County, CA

Rock Creek Lake

The Little Lakes Valley Trailhead at Mosquito Flat is on Rock Creek Road, 11 miles west of Highway 395 and Tom's Place. Follow Rock Creek Road to its end at Mosquito Flat. A large parking lot is located there with vault toilets and a kiosk with maps of the area and other information. This is a popular day hiking area and the lot can get crowded during the summer

Nearby Lodging

Rock Creek Lakes Resort has rental cabins, boat rentals, a store, and a cafe.

Rock Creek Lodge has rental cabins and a breakfast cafe.

Rock Creek valley, Inyo County, CA

Rock Creek Valley


Rock Creek Area Camping

Many National Forest campgrounds are located along the road leading into the trailhead. At the trailhead is Mosquito Flat Backpacker Campground, a free, one-night camping spot for backpackers heading out on the trail the next day. Sites are walk-in.

You can find out complete details about the best campsites along Rock Creek at California's Best Camping - Inyo County.

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Rock Creek Pack Station

Rock Creek Pack Station can pack you and your gear into a campsite in Pioneer Basin.