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California Trails

Los Angeles: Lake Sabrina to Echo Lake

Navigate the long, gorgeous valley of Bishop Creek's Middle Fork to alpine lakes beneath spectacular Sierra Crest peaks. Leave early for this arduous 17-mile hike.

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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 10.7

Waypoints

ELT001

Location: 37.2118530273438, -118.609115600586

Trailhead

ELT002

Location: 37.2017021179199, -118.615791320801

R @ Y; Table Mtn. Trail forks to L

ELT003

Location: 37.1826515197754, -118.620780944824

R @ Y; Donkey Lake Trail veers off to L

ELT004

Location: 37.1788330078125, -118.637741088867

Trail dead-ends at scenic, rocky campsites. Ford river to W, turn L immediately, follow faint tracks upvalley

ELT005

Location: 37.1773681640625, -118.63818359375

Turn L off stock trail, continue up drainage, bearing SE

ELT006

Location: 37.1745223999023, -118.638656616211

Ford creek to E, make for slabby ridge paralleling outlet stream from Topsy Turvy Lake

ELT007

Location: 37.1734848022461, -118.636619567871

Climb ridge upcangon along path of least resistance

ELT008

Location: 37.166316986084, -118.635475158691

Lovely Moonlight Lake, beneath spires of Mt. Haeckel, continue up drainage

ELT009

Location: 37.1466903686523, -118.641716003418

Echo Lake; return to trailhead via same route