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.
Reserve up to 6 months in advance at Recreation.gov
Day use does not require a permit.
Wilderness permits are required for overnight trips into the John Muir Wilderness. Permits are issued at Inyo National Forest visitor centers.
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)
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Water from creeks, lakes and springs should be treated before drinking.
Please Leave No Trace. Bury human waste away from water sources.