Thousand Island Lake
Looking to see multiple high alpine lakes and have a backpacking overnight adventure, this may be for you. You can also simplify this hike by making it an out n back to a particular lake using the Rush Creek Trail (Agnew, Gem, or Waugh).
When preparing for an overnight hike, please make sure you have a map, the correct gear, a wilderness permit and can orienteer yourself to your planned destinations. This is why we do not provide a specific trail map for this hike…you need to do your homework. Wilderness permits are free and easily accessible at the Mammoth visitor center, Mono visitor center, or online. This particular trail is called the Rain Trail to the USFS. Don’t forget your water purifier pump, and that we are in bear country so a bear canister is required for the meals you plan and pack. You can do this hike any season, depending on which sport and weather you enjoy most. Plan ahead based on your group’s ability level.
Forest Service Info: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/inyo/recreation/recarea/?recid=20668&actid=50
Rush Creek Trail Head parking lot located adjacent to Silver Lake Resort.
20.3 Miles One Way
Bring Extra Extra Water
Wilderness Permit Required for Overnight