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.

The final portion of the road to the trailhead is often not passable, adding up to 1 mile of walking on the road.

Common Destinations: Tuttle Creek

Download area map for trail names

Tuttle Creek Trail Recreation Guide (pdf)


At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve up to 6 months in advance at recreation.gov.
Permit Info:
  • Wilderness permits are required for overnight trips.
  • Permits are issued at Inyo National Forest visitor centers.
  • May 1 to November 1: Overnight visitors are limited to 8 people per day.
Usage: Light
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:

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