Part of the Scenic Sierra National Forest Bass Lake trails are considered some of the Sierra best for hiking and mountain biking.

This popular recreation area is nestled in pines at 3,400 feet in elevation above Oakhurst. Bass Lake is a 1 1/2 hour drive north of Fresno on Hwy 41 and Road 222. Bass Lake provides camping, boating, fishing, hiking, day use and group areas. Accessible facilities are available at Lupine-Cedar Bluff Campground, Recreation Point (picnic) and Wishon Boat Launch.

Easy | Way of the Mono – 1 mile loop.
Note: Great for children. Self-interpretive trail showing uses of plants among the Mono Indians. (Some signs missing/defaced).

Easy to Moderate | Goat Mountain from Teaford Saddle – 3 miles.
Note: Walk up Forest Service road to fire lookout.

Moderate | Goat Mountain from Spring Cove campground – 4 miles.
Note: Watch for poison oak! 

Moderate | Willow Creek-Angel Falls-Devils Slide – 2 miles.
Note: The rocks along the creek are slippery and the swirling pools can be dangerous – use caution.
ONLY park on dirt on downhill side of entrance, otherwise you WILL BE TOWED.  Sierra National Forest Link & Bass Lake Trails

Day Hiking

Beautiful pine forests and mountains surround this lake making it an excellent place for day hikes. Nearby you will find the Way of the Mono Interpretative Trail, as well Willow Creek, Goat Mountain and Spring Cove trails.

Areas for Day Hiking at Bass Lake RD

Trail conditions in the Sierra National Forest: 1-559-877-2218 (or ask a ranger-on-duty).



Publisher of Sierra Rec Magazine. An avid hiker and explorer of mountain lifestyle and adventure. I love to discover new trails, hike along rivers and hang a hammock along the shores of a mountain lake. I often great people on the trail and have found some of my favorite places from the advice of people I meet in the Wilderness. I love the sierra and just like sharing what I know.

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