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Onion Valley Area Trails
 

Inyo National Forest - Wilderness Permits, CA

Golden Trout Lakes JM30

Notice:

This trail cannot be used to go to Kearsarge Pass.

Permit Availability





Entrance Description

Starting from Onion Valley, the Golden Trout Lakes trail is a rough trail leading to high alpine basins containing the Golden Trout Lakes. This trail does not cross the Sierra Crest.

Know Before You Go:

DOWNLOAD AREA MAP FOR THIS TRAIL:Click Here.

Golden Trout Lakes Area: Special approval is required for commercial use. The trail is not recommended for stock.

  • Campfires are prohibited.
  • Food and refuse must be stored so that animals cannot get into the food or trash.
  • Check the area map for the correct trail name. Trips going toward Kearsarge Pass are a different reservation.
  • This area is near Bighorn Sheep habitat. Use of pack goats is not advised in order to protect the health of the wild sheep.
  • John Muir 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: Golden Trout.

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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