Inyo Forest Rd #1S23
Walker Lake & Mono Pass
Bloody Canyon Trailhead
North of June Lake Loop, off of Road #1N17
also known as Little Walker Lake trailhead
1 mile walk downhill to Walker Lake; very steep trail with 800′ elevation decent.
Vault toilet & one campsite at parking lot.
Trailhead camp for backpackers who arrive late. Nearby Parker Creek offers more in the line of free camping, more creeks, private setting.
Slim pickins on campsites, means have a plan B or C ready in case these few ideal canyons are full. Minimal camping spots, down on the main drag Road #1N17
Bloody Canyon leads further up the steep ravine to Upper & Lower Sardine Lakes.
Bohler Canyon near #1S19 (locked gate)
private property along some portion of this lake, so be aware of signage
California Campground Maps
Maps are the key to finding your very own slice of heaven in the Wilderness. Online map sources can barely get you to your city destination correctly, much less the remote waterfall you desire. You will need a real map for your adventure. A topographical map, with all the details, dirt roads & hiking trails. If you are seeking to stay away from the touristy crowds, this is the best possible place you can be…. on this site, searching for ways to make it happen – this weekend.
BACKPACKERS BACKPACKING MAPS –
Mount Whitney, John Muir & way beyond the High Sierra. DanaMite has all the California Wilderness maps on the new map shop. Various brands and types of maps. Most are printed on waterproof plastic now & are tear-resistant.
CAR CAMPING MAPS –
Planning on camping outside of the developed campgrounds & finding that perfect stream side spot without the reservation & the fees? Then you will need a free fire permit (from a ranger station), plus a good map of the forests & a vehicle capable of handling the rugged the back roads. Much of California is prone to wildfires, so make sure campfires are even allowed on the backroads, before you get out there. Call the “field rangers” for back road advice and current recommendations.
CALIFORNIA OFF ROAD MAPS –
Wanna take that 4×4 vehicle somewhere really special this season? Camp well beyond the masses, way down that dirt road. We have OHV maps for SoCal, the deserts & all the National Forest maps too.
CALIF CAMPGROUND MAPS –
Start your search on the perfect campground or camp site with the destination in mind. Mountains, deserts, coastal. Parks & forests all have their own maps with all nearby camp grounds listed. We feature all the National Forest maps, as well as some State Park & National Park maps
See all California topo, hiking, camping maps
California A to Z
RV camping at it's best in the Sierra; This rig found themselves deep in the alpine lush meadows with towering trees and a view and a very private camp site.
Big Bend Ranger Station, off I-80
John Muir Hiking / John Muir Map
High Sierra Nevada / Eastern Sierra
Rugged Sierra Nevada high country. The highest peaks in the Sierra Nevada mountains can be found inside this Wilderness. Many peaks are well above 13,000 feet. Granite, glaciated basins, big snow, alpine lakes, meadows, wildflowers, streams, creeks, cliffs, jagged peaks. Mount Whitney stands as the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states.
John Muir Trail Maps
– JMT Topo Map
Le Conte Divide, Sierra Nevada California – 12,000′ elevation peaks
Eastern access via steep granite hiking, off US Hwy 395 (Bishop, Independence, Lone Pine)
Western access backpacking thru Kings Canyon National Park, Hwy 180
or Sequoia National Park, Hwy 198 (Mineral King, Three Rivers)
or Sierra National Forest, Hwy 168 (Lake Edison, Florence Lake, Courtright Reservoir)
North access via backcountry Yosemite National Park, Hwy 120
or Mammoth Area towns (Lee Vining, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes)
Hundreds of miles of hiking trails, some of the highest peaks in the nation. Trails open to equestrian and foot traffic only. Trailhead quotas limit the amount of day hikers and backpackers that an access the Wilderness daily. Wilderness permit required: Inyo National Forest Permits
Eastern Sierra Visitor Center
Inyo Visitors Office
USDA National Forest
USFS, NPS, BLM
Eastern Sierra Interagency Office
US Hwy 395 @ SR 136
Lone Pine, CA 93545
JOHN MUIR TRAIL- John Muir Wilderness
nearby towns, parks & resorts:
Kings Canyon National Park
Lone Pine, CA
Yosemite National Park
McKinley Grove Big Trees
Sierra National Forest
Mc Kinley Grove is a small grouping of Sequoia trees in the Central Sierra Nevada; Located off Hwy 168 & way down Dinkey Creek Road (Sierra Rd #40). deep inside Sierra National Forest, past the Dinkey Creek Campground turn off. It’s a good stretch break and picnic stop on your way to Wishon & Courtright Reservoirs.
Located 17 miles; East of Shaver Lake CA
closest campgrounds –
nearby destinations –
Sierra National Forest
High Sierra Ranger District
29688 Auberry Rd
Prather, CA 93651
Trinity Wilderness Lakes & Waterfalls
Trinity Alps Wilderness
Lakes & Waterfalls in the Trinity Alps region –
Canyon Creek Falls
Long Gulch Lake
Trail Gulch Lake
Fox Creek Lake
Red Cap Lake
East Boulder Lake
Middle Boulder Lake
Big Boulder Lake
Big Bear Lake
Big East Fork Lake
Little Bear Lake
Canyon Creek Lakes