Golden Trout Wilderness
The Golden Trout Wilderness encompasses 304,000 acres in an area known as the Kern Plateau, at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada. The area is traversed by several hundred miles of scenic trails and two wild and scenic rivers (North and South Forks of the Kern River). The Golden Trout Wilderness was designated by Congress in 1978. The area is named after California’s brightly colored state fish, which is native only to the waters of the Golden Trout Wilderness.
At a Glance
|Closest Towns:||Lone Pine, CA (full service, hospital)|
General InformationGeneral Notes:
Hikers may access the Golden Trout Wilderness from the following Inyo National Forest trails and trailheads:
For information about modern stock packing ethics, and the history of packing in the Sierra Nevada, view the video above.
Stock users may access the Golden Trout Wilderness from the following Inyo National Forest trails and trailheads: