George Lake Trail


Plenty of switchbacks give a great view of Sabrina Lake on this trail. Starting from the Sabrina Lake trail, this steep path climbs more than 2,500 feet up along the creek and high meadows to George Lake and continues across Table Mountain. Decending the other side of this broad mountaintop will bring you to the Tyee Lakes trail that comes up from Bishop Creek.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve up to 6 months in advance at
Day use does not require a permit.
Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required for overnight trips into the John Muir Wilderness. Permits to start on this trail are issued at Inyo National Forest visitor centers. Quota of 10 people permitted to start overnight trips each day from May 1 to November 1.
Usage: Light-Medium
Busiest Season: July-August
Restrictions: - No campfires above 10,400 ft.
- All food, trash and scented items must be stored in bear-proof containers, or counter balanced at least 15 feet above the ground, and 10 feet horizontally from a tree trunk.
- Groups cannot be larger than 15 people (includes day use).
- Check the area map for the correct trail name. Trips going toward Blue Lake are a different reservation.
- John Muir Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns:  Bishop, 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: Wilderness permit information (760) 873-2483
Area information call White Mountain Visitor Center (760) 873-2500

General Information


From Bishop, go west on Line Street (Hwy 168). Follow Hwy 168 from Bishop in the direction of Aspendell and Sabrina Lake. Overnight parking is at the North Lake turnoff after Aspendell.

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9,060 ft. at trailhead - 10,716 ft. at George Lake


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