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Inyo National Forest - Wilderness Permits, CA

Gibbs Lake AA02

Notice:

This trail does not connect to the John Muir Trail.

ICE and SNOW ALERT- Mountain elevations in this area traditionally have ice and snow until late June or early July.

Permit Availability





Entrance Description

The Gibbs Lake trail climbs up pine covered slopes and along Gibbs Creek. This small lake is tucked in the canyon between Mount Dana and Mount Gibbs. The trail is not recommended for stock beyond the wilderness boundary. The trailhead at Upper Horse Meadows is located at the end of 3 miles of dirt road.

Know Before You Go:

DOWNLOAD AREA MAP FOR THIS TRAIL:Click Here.

Gibbs Lake Area:

  • No campfires above 10,000 ft.
  • Food and refuse must be stored so that animals cannot get into the food or trash.
  • This area is near Bighorn Sheep habitat. Use of pack goats is not advised in order to protect the health of the wild sheep.
  • This trail is not recommended for stock.
  • 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: Gibbs Lake.

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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