The Eastern Sierras includes picturesque destinations in both Inyo and Mono counties which includes the Owens Valley. Between Mammoth and Lone Pine, you will find Devil’s Postpile, Mono Lake, the Bristlecone Pines, and the Alabama Hills, just to name a few of the beautiful destinations you may want to visit.
Mono County begins just as you drive up highway 395 into the mountains. All along the way you will find incredible hiking & backpacking routes featuring breathtaking views. Hundreds of miles of trails wind through the Inyo and Humboldt – Toiyabe National Forests, including the John Muir, Ansel Adams, and Hoover Wilderness. With 14,000 foot peaks, clear blue mountain lakes, glacial carved canyons, and granite cliffs, it’s no wonder people come from all over the world to partake in these hikes.
Be aware that you must first check into the rules and regulations of these hiking trails and acquire certain permits prior to your trip. Visit Mono County’s website for additional info – https://www.monocounty.org/things-to-do/hiking/