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Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail

Inyo National Forest, California

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

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  • Lake Sabrina boat landing.- Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail
  • The Lake Sabrina Inlet Trailhead is behind the store.- Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail
  • Western junipers along the trail.- Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail
  • Western juniper providing shade for breaks from hiking or fishing.- Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail
  • The drought has taken a toll on Lake Sabrina.- Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail
  • Fall colors at Lake Sabrina.- Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail
  • Lake Sabrina.- Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail
  • - Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail
  • - Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail
  • - Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail
  • Approaching the Inlet.- Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail
  • Middle Fork Bishop Creek Inlet.- Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail
  • Middle Fork Bishop Creek.- Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail
  • Looking south over Lake Sabrina back toward the dam.- Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail
  • Vault toilet at the boat landing.- Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Beautiful views of Lake Sabrina. Shoreline fishing. Rare western juniper trees.
Cons: 
Rocky uneven terrain.
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Region:
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, CA
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
120.00 ft (36.58 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
0.00 mi (0.00 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
9,177.00 ft (2,797.15 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail is accessed from the Inlet Trailhead behind the store located at the boat landing. This is currently not an official Inyo National Forest Trail, but it was reconstructed and is now maintained by the owners of the Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Store and Restaurant. They decided to do their part to promote recreation on Lake Sabrina and reopen the trail after a large rock slide swept over the original trail several years back. Be sure to stop by the Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Store and Restaurant before or after your hike to enjoy breakfast or lunch and kick back on the lakeside patio in the sun. Lake Sabrina is very popular for fishing and boating; it also hosts trailheads for hiking trails leading into the John Muir Wilderness and Eastern Sierra Nevada, and it provides access to the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail.

Not too far after leaving the Inlet Trailhead you will pass rare western juniper trees along the shore that are only found on the Middle Fork Bishop Creek in this region of the Sierra. Be sure to stop and enjoy their shade as the large open basin does not provide much. The Inlet Trail mainly follows the exposed rocky shoreline and is a very uneven terrain. Although this is a short hike it may not be suitable for small children or those with physical disabilities.

As you approach the south end of the lake you will notice the aspen trees growing down the slope as they follow the creek from the High Sierra. The place where the creek meets Lake Sabrina is the inlet. This is where the trail ends and where you will make your return back to the Inlet Trailhead from whence you began. The Lake Sabrina Inlet Hiking Trail is a beautiful, short section of the Lake Sabrina Loop Trail that provides access to the entire western shoreline and the superb fishing of Lake Sabrina. Enjoy the hiking, sun, water, and fishing on Lake Sabrina.

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