Tuttle Creek Trail

The Tuttle Creek Trail leads to an abandoned stone building known as "The Tuttle Creek Ashram" located at an altitude of 7,600 between two forks of Tuttle Creek in the John Muir Wilderness. Beyond the first mile, the trail becomes a faint unmaintained route in this glacier carved canyon.

Plan on hiking an extra mile walking on the washed out road.

Common Destinations: Tuttle Creek

Download area map for trail names. To purchase more detailed maps or guidebooks of the area, visit sierraforever.org

Tuttle Creek Trail Recreation Guide (pdf)


At a Glance

Current Conditions: Weather
Last mile of road to trailhead is washed out.
Reservations: Reserve up to 6 months in advance at www.Recreation.gov
Permit Info:
  • Wilderness permits are required year round for overnight trips.
  • Day use does not require a permit.
  • May 1 through November 1 quota limits visitors to 8 people per day.
Closest Towns: Lone Pine, CA (full service, hospital)
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
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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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6,947ft. at trailhead