Tuttle Creek Trail


The Tuttle Creek Trail accesses a stone building known as “The Ashram", in the John Muir Wilderness. The distance to the Ashram is about 1 mile. Beyond The Ashram, the trail becomes a faint unmaintained route. Day hikes do not require a permit.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve up to 6 months in advance at Recreation.gov
Day use does not require a permit.
Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required for overnight trips into the John Muir Wilderness. Permits are issued at Inyo National Forest visitor centers.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Tuttle Creek Area: Special approval is required for commercial guide use. The trail is not recommended for stock.
- No campfires above 10,400 ft.
- Food and refuse must be stored so that animals cannot get into the food or trash.
- Groups cannot be larger than 15 people (includes day use).
- Quota of 8 people permitted to start overnight trips each day from May 1 to November 1.
- John Muir Wilderness Regulations Apply
- Sequoia and Kings Canyon wilderness regulations apply if entering the National Park. (includes no night box permit pickup; no pets; Cross Country permit type for Miter Basin/ Mt Langley areas)
Closest Towns: Lone Pine, CA
Water: Water from creeks, lakes and springs should be treated before drinking.
Restroom: Please Leave No Trace. Bury human waste away from water sources.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: For wilderness permit information call (760) 873-2483; or for area information call the Eastern Sierra InterAgency Visitor Center ( 760) 876-6200.

General Information


From Lone Pine:

  • turn West onto Whitney Portal Rd
  • then turn south onto the Horseshoe Meadows Rd,
  • turn west on Granite View Drive and follow road 16S01 to the end.

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