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    Featured Hike: Lower Rock Creek

    Lower Rock Creek is an excellent 8.8 mile trail for hiking, fishing and mountain biking located just south of Tom’s Place and about 20 minutes from Mammoth Lakes and about 5 minutes south of Crowley Lake.    This trail tends to be accessible earlier in the spring when many other higher trails in the Eastern Sierras are still covered in snow. This trail is considered moderate difficulty and is best  The trail is popular amongst mountain bikers who often leave one car at the upper trailhead and one car at the lower trailhead.  My wife and I recently took our twin babies and our dog on this hike and we had a great time (we just did about 1.5 miles down from the upper trailhead and then turned back).  We parked near the upper trailhead just off Rock Creek Rd & 395. The Rock Creek Trail follows lower Rock Creek and ends near Paradise CA. There is a dirt parking area near the upper trailhead and a paved parking lot near the lower trailhead. There are some nice fishing holes along the trail and we saw some nice trout on our hike.

    Lower Rock Creek, Eastern Sierras
    Rock Creek near the upper part of the trail

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Rock Creek, Mammoth Lakes, CA
    Nice fishing hole at Lower Rock Creek

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lower Rock Creek Upper Trail Head
    Upper Trailhead near Highway 395 (Just South of Tom’s Place)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lower trailhead parking lot near Paradise.
    Lower trailhead parking lot near Paradise.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Rock Creek Trail Mammoth Lakes
    Tree lined trail along Rock Creek

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wild Trout in Rock Creek
    Wild trout in Rock Creek

     

     

     

     

     

     

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