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Devils Postpile Area Trails
 

Inyo National Forest - Wilderness Permits, CA

Fish Creek AA14

Notice:

The shuttle service to Reds Meadow Valley ends September 3th After October 15 there is no overnight parking at Devils Postpile or in the Reds Meadow Valley. The road will not be plowed after October 15th and the road will be closed for the season on November 1st. Backpackers need to arrange for a shuttle or be prepared to hike or ski out of the valley.

Permit Availability





Entrance Description

Fish Creek trail follows the general route of an old wagon trail. Starting near Reds Meadow Resort shuttle stop # 10 or the Rainbow Falls trailhead shuttle stop #8 the trail passes multiple junctions with the John Muir, Devils Postpile and Rainbow Falls trails. The Fish Creek trail follows Crater Creek to the Fish Creek Valley. Eleven miles down the trail is the popular Iva Belle hot springs. Beyond Iva Belle, the trail goes to Cascade Valley and eventually connects to the John Muir and Pacific Crest Trails near Purple Lake or Tully Hole.

Know Before You Go:

DOWNLOAD AREA MAP FOR THIS TRAIL:Click Here.

Fish Creek Area:

  • No campfires above 10,000 ft.
  • This is an active bear area; check food storage maps on the USFS Webpage for where you must use bear resistant food containers to secure your food and trash.
  • There are several different trails in the area Check the area map for the correct trail name.
  • All visitors to Reds Meadow Valley pay a transportation fee which allows use of the mandatory shuttle bus. Call Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center for more shuttle information. (760)924-5500.
  • Ansel Adams Wilderness regulations apply.
  • Deadline: Reservation will be canceled unless the permit pick up instructions are completed before the deadline. Instructions are in the confirmation letter.
  • Only the group leader or alternate leader may pick up the permit; the person picking up the permit must be going on the wilderness trip.
  • BE SURE YOUR DATES AND TRAIL ARE CORRECT - The entire group must start on the trail on the entry date listed. Reservations cannot be changed or transferred



USFS Webpage for: Fish Creek.

Legend

A: Available for online reservation (click to book entry date)
L: Accepting Lottery Application (click to apply for the lottery)
W: Available at the Facility
R: Reserved
C: Closed
X: Not available
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