Eastern Sierra Trailheads and Junctions
(accessed from Hwy 395)

Revised 26 Jun 2014 - please send updates to the webmaster

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southeast Mojave Desert Trailheads (between Las Vegas, Bishop, Los Angeles)
south Southern Sierra Trailheads (Walker and Sherman Pass area)
west Western Sierra Trailheads and Central Valley Highways
north first in Eastern Sierra: Twin Lakes Near Bridgeport (Horse Creek and Robinson Creek)
south last in Eastern Sierra: Rodecker Flat and Sand Canyon
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However you get to the Eastern Sierra Nevada, you'll wind up on Highway 395. This file marks common places to TURN OFF from Hwy 395 (black text), and the actual TRAILHEADS where you start hiking (red text). For more trailhead details, scroll to the area of interest and click on links below. For trailheads in other areas, see the main Driving Directions page.

Click on the map or scroll down to find links from each of the waypoints shown on this overview:

The waypoints are listed north-to-south, starting at Minden near Lake Tahoe in Nevada and ending near Inyokern in the Mojave desert. See the Climber.Org Driving Directions page for mountain passes which connect to Hwy 395 (including Carson Pass, Echo Summit, Sonora Pass, Tioga Pass, Sherman Pass, Walker Pass, Tehachapi Pass) and for west side highway info.

Jump to more detailed maps below, with links to trailheads:

Cartago south to Inyokern Big Pine south to Lone Pine Mammoth south to Bishop Mono Lake Area - Conway Summit south to June Lake Tahoe south to Bridgeport


List of Turn-Offs from Hwy 395
(trailhead road junctions on Hwy 395, north-to-south)

Some waypoints are used for more than one trailhead page.
Be sure to review the description column. Don't just look at the waypoint name!

Tahoe south to Bridgeport
Hwy 395
waypoint
trailhead
waypoint
description
395088 CARSON

ECHSUM

395 JCT 88 NEAR MINDEN - THE LONG WAY
see Sierra Nevada Passes - Tahoe Area
east end of Carson Pass (Hwy 88) and Echo Summit (Hwy 50)
longer winter route with more services
395MIN CARSON

ECHSUM

395 JCT 88 NEAR MINDEN - THE SHORT WAY
see Sierra Nevada Passes - Tahoe Area
east end of Carson Pass (Hwy 88) and Echo Summit (Hwy 50)
shorter winter route bypasses Minden
395089 CARSON

ECHSUM

395 JCT 89 NORTH OF TOPAZ LAKE
see Sierra Nevada Passes - Tahoe Area
east end of Carson Pass (Hwy 88) and Echo Summit (Hwy 50)
summer route, see waypoint HOPVLY
395108 SONORP 395 JCT 108 EAST OF SONORA PASS
summer route, Sonora Pass, north of Yosemite
TWN395

BRIDGE

TWINLK TWIN LAKES TRAILHEAD 7100
trailheads for Whorl, Matterhorn, Petit, Piute, Volunteer, etc
GRN395 GRNCRK GREEN CREEK TRAILHEAD 8000
trailheads for Virginia, Stanton, Twin, Excelsior, etc

Mono Lake Area - Conway Summit south to June Lake
Hwy 395
waypoint
trailhead
waypoint
description
CONWAY VIRGLK Virginia Lake for Dunderberg, Excelsior, etc
VIRGINIA LAKES TRAILHEAD
LUN395 LAKESC

LUNDYC

Lakes Canyon for Mt Warren
Lundy Canyon for Conness and North
395 JCT 167 LUNDY LAKE RD LUNDY CANYON
CEM395 BLACKP Black Point Fissures on the north shore of Mono Lake
395 JCT CEMETERY RD BLACK POINT CARS (also listed in Great Basin Trailheads)
MONOBV (none) wilderness permits for Lundy Canyon and south (all of Inyo Nat Forest)
MONO BASIN VISITOR CENTER, banker's hours
LEEVIN (none) east end of Tioga Pass, through Yosemite
395 JCT 120 NEAR LEE VINING
JUNELN RUSHTH Silver Lake and Rush Creek
395 JCT 158 JUNE LAKE LOOP NORTH
JUNELS FERNTH June Lake and Fern Creek
395 JCT 158 JUNE LAKE LOOP SOUTH
395120 QUEENM

KENSAD

east to Queen Mine trailhead or Kennedy Point Saddle for Boundary and Montgomery
395 JCT HWY 120 EAST LEE VINING TO BENTON
(this is technically in Great Basin Trailheads, but the turnoff is from Hwy 395)
DEADMS (none) Obsidian (Glass) Flow Road is used for pre-climb bivy,
free unimproved camping at 8000'
DEADMAN SUMMIT (OBSIDIAN/BALD)

Mammoth south to Bishop
including the Ed Powers Road shortcut to South Lake

Hwy 395
waypoint
trailhead
waypoint
description
MAMOTH MAMRAN
MINSUM

AGNWSR
AGNWHI

DEVILS

REDBTH
REDMDW
RNBWFT

LMRWIN
MAMPAS
CRYSTL
BARRET
EMERLD
DCKHRT

SWNCRK

trailheads near Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain ski resort
Mammoth Ranger Station in the Visitor Center
Minaret Summit, Mammoth ski area

Agnew Mdw, Shadow Lake Trail, River Trail, and
High Sierra Trail

Devil's Postpile

Reds Mdw bath house,
Rainbow Falls,
Reds Meadow Resort

Lake Mary Road winter trailhead,
Mammoth Pass trailhead at Horseshoe Lake,
Crystal Lake trailhead at Lake George,
Lake Barrett and T J Lake trailheads at Lake George,
Emerald Lake trailhead at Cold Water Campground,
Duck Pass and Heart Lake trailheads at Cold Water Campground

Sherwin Creek, Valentine Lake, Laurel Creek, Bloody Mtn


395 JCT 203 MAMMOTH LAKES ROAD
395SWN SWNCRK alternate (dirt) road for Sherwin Creek to Valentine Lake, Bloody Mtn
395 JCT SHERWIN CK DIRT RD
395CNV CONBPL Convict Lake for Morrison, Bloody, etc
CONVICT LAKE BACKPACKER PARKING LOT
395MCG MCGCRK

HILCRK

McGee Creek for Red Slate, Red-and-White, etc
Hilton Creek Trailhead for Morgan, Stanford
395 JCT MCGEE CREEK ROAD (Lake Crowley)
395SLR HILSTK Hilton Creek Stock Trail for Morgan, Stanford
395 JCT SOUTH LANDING ROAD HILTON CREEK (Lake Crowley)
395TOM RCKWIN

HILLAK

TAMLAK

MOSFLT

Little Lakes and Rock Creek for Dade, Abbot, Morgan, Stanford, etc
winter SnoPark for Rock Creek

Hilton Lakes and Davis Lake

Tamarack Lake and Tamarack Bench

Mosquito Flat, the main climber's trailhead for Little Lakes Valley


395 JCT ROCK CREEK AT TOMS PLACE
395PIN PINCRK Pine Creek for Royce and Merriam, Tom and Basin
PINE CREEK RD - ROVANA TURNOFF
395006 QUEENM

KENSAD

the north end of the main drag in Bishop
north to Queen Mine or Kennedy Point Saddle for Boundary and Montgomery
395 JCT 6 IN BISHOP, BISHOP TO BENTON
BISHOP (none) Wilderness Permits, info, books, maps
BISHOP WHITE MTN RANGER STATION
EDPOWN

395JSL

HORTON

BUTMGC

NORTHP

SABRIN

TYEELK

PARCHR

SOUTHL

ED POWERS RD NORTH END
EDPOWN is shortcut to South/Sabrina/North Lake when coming from the north
Horton Lake Trail in Buttermilk Country

McGee Creek Trail in Buttermilk Country

North Lake, for Piute Pass and Lamarck Col

Lake Sabrina, for Thompson, Powell, Haeckel, Wallace, etc

Tyee Lakes Trail, connects to Lake Sabrina

Parcher's Resort, trail to Green Lake, Cloudripper

South Lake, trail over Bishop Pass


395 JCT 168 IN BISHOP
395JSL is the Hwy 168 junction to South/Sabrina/North Lake for Bishop, Lamark, and Piute Pass
(see also 395JWP where Hwy 168 goes east from Big Pine, over Westgard Pass to Death Valley)

Big Pine south to Lone Pine
Hwy 395
waypoint
trailhead
waypoint
description
395JWP (none) Hwy 168 goes east from Big Pine, over Westgard Pass to Death Valley
(see also 395JSL where Hwy 168 goes west from Bishop to South Lake)
BIGPIN NSPARK

BIRCHL

REDLAK

395 GLACIER LODGE RD, BIG PINE CREEK
South and North Fork trails are at the end of Glacier Lodge Rd

Birch Lake trailhead is on McMurry Meadow Rd

Red Lake trailhead is on McMurry Meadow Rd


395 GLACIER LODGE RD, BIG PINE CREEK
395FSR REDLAK Fish Springs and Tinemaha Campground are a possibly illegal route to Red Lake
395 JCT FISH SPRINGS RD TINEMAHA-REDLAKE
395TAB TABCRK Taboose Pass
395 JCT TABOOSE PASS RD
395SAW ARMSCN

SAWTH

Sawmill Pass and Armstrong Canyon, via Division Powerhouse
395 JCT BLACK ROCK SPR RD SAWMILL EASY 2WD RD
FISHRD BAXPTH Baxter Pass trailhead on North Fork Oak Creek, for Black, Diamond, Baxter, etc
Sardine Canyon on South Fork Oak Creek, for north side of Kearsarge Peak
395 JCT FISH HATCHERY ROAD BAXTER PASS
INDEPN KSRGTH

ONIONT

SHPRDT

BAIRST

GEORGT

395 ONION VLY RD IN INDEPENDENCE
unofficial trailhead for Kearsarge Peak

Onion Valley for Kearsarge and Glen Pass, University, Dragon, etc

Shepherd Pass and Junction Pass for western approach to Mt Williamson

Bairs Ck for eastern approach to Mt Williamson, Trojan, Barnard

George Ck for eastern approach to Mt Williamson, Trojan, Barnard


395 ONION VALLEY RD IN INDEPENDENCE
LONPIN

LPRANG

LUBKCE

WHITRC

PORTAL

MEYSAN

OLIVAS

GRANIT

LITCOT

ARMYOT

ARMYNT

MULKEY

COTTON

395 JCT WHITNEY PORTAL RD IN LONE PINE
LONPIN is main approach to all trailheads
Whitney Road Closure is the winter trailhead for PORTAL and MEYSAN

Whitney Portal, Trail Crest, lots of tall peaks

Meysan Lake for LeConte, Corcoran, Mallory, Irvine, etc

Olivas Ranch Road approach to Tuttle Creek for Lone Pine Peak

Granite View Drive approach to Tuttle Creek for Lone Pine Peak

Little Cottonwood Ck

Old Army Pass

New Army Pass, Cottonwood Lakes

Mulkey Pass

Horseshoe Mdw, Cottonwood Pass, Trail Pass


395 JCT LUBKEN CYN RD COTTONWOOD SOUTH
LUBKCE is shortcut to Cottonwood/Horseshoe Mdw when coming from the south

Cartago south to Inyokern
Hwy 395
waypoint
trailhead
waypoint
description
CARTAG CAR4WD bridge across the canal at Cartago, all-year access to Cartago Peak
395 JCT CARTAGO CANAL XING
OLANCH (none) town of Olancha has no trailhead but you can get cheap gas and food
395 JCT 190 AT OLANCHA
WCR395 OLNETH Olancha's Northeast Ridge Trailhead
395 JCT WALKER CK RD SOUTH OF OLANCHA NE RIDGE
SAGEFJ SAGETH Sage Flat trailhead, all-year access to Olancha Pass and Olancha Peak
395 JCT SAGE FLAT RD 3.9K
HAI395 HAI2WD
HAI4WD
Haiwee Pass trailhead, the hard way for all-year access to Monache Meadows
395 JCT HAIWEE PASS
3959MI (none) east end of Sherman Pass Rd, Rockhouse, Taylor, Siretta, Canebrake Rd, etc
395 JCT 9 MI CYN RD TO KENNEDY M (see Southern Sierra)
SND395 RODECK Sand Canyon to Rodecker Flat - all-year access to Spanish Needle
SAND CANYON RD AT HWY 395 (see Southern Sierra)
395014 (none) eastern end of Walker and Tehachapi Pass, both winter routes
395 JCT 14 (see Southern Sierra)


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