Trail Conditions

This website will be updated as trail conditions are reported by visitors and park staff.

Reports are limited or may be unavailable in the winter months. Conditions may be reported by e-mail

using the following link: e-mail us

Snowpack data available at http://cdec.water.ca.gov/snow/

Climbing Mt. Langley?

 
 

CEDAR GROVE/ROAD'S END

Road into Cedar Grove is scheduled to open on 4/24/2015 for day use only until 5/21/15

Trail/Destination Date Conditions
Lewis Creek/Kennedy Pass 03/27

No current trail update at this time

Copper Creek/Granite Pass 03/27 No current trail update at this time

Woods Creek and Bubbs Creek/Glen Pass

(Rae Lakes Loop)

03/27 No current trail update at this time
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GRANT GROVE/JENNIE LAKES WILDERNESS AREA

Trail/Destination Date Conditions
JO Pass 03/27

North side of Pass still has snow not passable
in boots

BelleCanyon /Seville/Ranger/Lost Lakes 03/27 No current trail updates Snowline approx
9,000 ft
Redwood Canyon 03/27

Road to trailhead is clear. No snow on trail.

Sugarloaf Valley/Roaring River 03/27 No current trail updates Snowline approx
9,000 ft
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LODGEPOLE/WOLVERTON/CRESCENT MEADOW

Trail/Destination

Date Conditions
Twin Lakes Trail

03/27 Trail to Twin Lakes is passable patchy snow at Lakes.
Silliman Pass not passable due to snow on east side of pass

Alta Trail

03/27 Trail is clear of snow most of the way. Snow line approx. 9,000 ft
Summit is still icy mountaineering equipment recommended.

Pear Lake Trail*



03/27

Wolverton to the hump is clear of snow. Once over the hump mushy snow all the way to Pear lake.

High Sierra Trail



03/27

Trail is clear of snow most of the way to Bearpaw Meadow
Bearpaw to Hamilton Lake will have mushy snow turning to ice. Kaweah Gap not passable.

*Winter: Reservations are required at the Pear Lake Hut.

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FOOTHILLS: Be aware of poison oak, ticks, and rattlesnakes in these areas.

Trail/Destination Date Conditions

Middle Fork Trail 03/27 Trail is clear to Bearpaw.
Beware of ticks and poison oak


Garfield Grove Trail (S. Fork Rd)
03/27 No snow on trail, water is available but is diminishing.
Beware of ticks and poison oak


Ladybug Trail (S. Fork Rd.)

03/27

No report

Lower Colony Mill Trail (N. Fork Rd.)

03/27 No report
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MINERAL KING/KERN CANYON

Road to Mineral King will open 5/21/2015

Trail/Destination Date Conditions
Paradise Ridge Trail 03/27

No current report.

Timber Gap 03/27 No current report.

Tar Gap 03/27 No current report.

Sawtooth 03/27 No current report.

Franklin Lakes/Franklin Pass 03/27 No current report.

Farewell Gap 03/27 No current report.

White Chief/Eagle Lake/Mosquito Lakes 03/27 No current report.

Atwell/Hockett Trail 03/27 No current report.
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SIERRA CREST/EAST SIDE (INYO NATIONAL FOREST) For further information on trails starting east of the Sierra Nevada, contact the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center at 760-876-6222 or the Inyo National Forest Wilderness Office (760) 873-2483

Trail/Destination Date Conditions
Bishop Pass 12/11 Trails will soon be under winter conditions
(Snow, ice, route finding conditions necessary)

Piute Pass

12/11

Trails will soon be under winter conditions (Snow, ice, route finding conditions necessary)

Taboose Pass 12/11

Trails will soon be under winter conditions (Snow, ice, route finding conditions necessary)

Sawmill Pass 12/11

Trails will soon be under winter conditions (Snow, ice, route finding conditions necessary)

Baxter Pass 12/11

Trails will soon be under winter conditions (Snow, ice, route finding conditions necessary)

This trail is extremely difficult to follow due to damage caused by fire and flash floods in previous years. It is not recommended for most hikers.

Kearsarge Pass 12/11

Trails will soon be under winter conditions (Snow, ice, route finding conditions necessary)

Shepherd Pass 12/11

Trails will soon be under winter conditions (Snow, ice, route finding conditions necessary)

ADVISORY Not stock passable. A flash flood has created several gullies 20-30 ft. deep with near-vertical faces along the trail between Mahogany Flat and the Pothole on the east side (Inyo NF) side of Shepherd Pass. Symmes Creek near the eastern end of the trail is also scoured out...in places up to 50-60 ft wide and 20 ft deep. Hikers attempting to cross the gullies are at risk of dislodging rocks and causing severe injuries.


Mount Whitney Trail 12/11

Trails will soon be under winter conditions (Snow, ice, route finding conditions necessary)

Old Army Pass 12/11

Trails will soon be under winter conditions (Snow, ice, route finding conditions necessary)

See information about climbing Mt. Langley at top of page.


New Army Pass 12/11

Trails will soon be under winter conditions (Snow, ice, route finding conditions necessary)

Cottonwood Pass 12/11

Trails will soon be under winter conditions (Snow, ice, route finding conditions necessary)

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New Army Pass

New Army Pass

Photo by N. Ver

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