Horseshoe Meadow Area


Horseshoe Meadow

Horseshoe Meadow is a vast 10,000 foot high meadow, surrounded by lodgepole pine forest. Getting there is an adventure in itself; the road to Horseshoe Meadow climbs over 6,000 feet, as it winds its way up from Lone Pine. Three campgrounds are located in the Horseshoe Meadow Area. Trails from Horseshoe Meadow provide access to the Golden Trout Wilderness and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park. The road to Horseshoe Meadow is closed from approximately November to May due to snow.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The water system will be turned off in early October. The campgrounds and trailheads will become become inaccessible when the road closes with snowfall.
Water: No, the water system is off.

General Information


Located at the end of Horseshoe Meadow Road, 24 miles southwest of the town of Lone Pine, California. From center of Lone Pine, turn west at the stoplight and follow Whitney Portal Road for 3 miles. Then turn south onto Horseshoe Meadow Road. Follow Horseshoe Meadow Road to its end.

General Notes:

Campground Guide - Horseshoe Meadow (pdf)

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

See "Backpacking" for more day hiking trails.


Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:

"Backpacking" are also suitable for "Day Hiking".

Horse Riding & Camping

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