Palisade Glacier Trek
- New Trip Offering
- Ancient Sierra Glacier
- 5 Different Glacial Lakes
- Breathtaking Views
- 2000' Ascent up Big Pine Creek
- North Palisade & Temple Crag
- Stunning Campsites
- Mountain Solitude
Hands down one of the most exciting treks in the Sierra Nevada mountain range! Come hike with Wildland Trekking to one of the last remaining glaciers in the Sierra Nevada range, the Palisade Glacier. The glacier descends from jagged, granite peaks that are over 14,000 ft in elevation and are composed of what is known as North Palisade. We will also explore the Palisade lake basin visiting over 5 pristine, glacial meltwater lakes along the way. This trip is a must do in California’s less crowded, Inyo National Forest.
$1225 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 30-40 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 2-7 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 3000 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 2259 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- Well maintained and off trail
- This trip follows maintained trails and social trails, which are more rugged.
- be active and healthy
- exercise several times per week
- be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles per day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a 25-pound backpack
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Sierra backpacking trip a solitude 3. You can expect hours of solitude at a time.Learn More about our Rating System
This trek begins and ends in Bishop, CA on Day 1 of the trip. Bishop is on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, not far from the border of California and Nevada. It is located at the junction of CA Highways 395 and 168.
Getting to Bishop requires having a vehicle. The main driving gateways are Reno, NV; Fresno, CA; and Sacramento, CA. Bishop is a 3 hour and 30 minute drive south of Reno on Highway 395; and it’s 5 hours from both Fresno and Sacramento.
Traveling in perfect company is a wonderful thing! With our private trip offerings you can book a trip exclusively for your group. Whether it’s with family, friends or colleagues, private trips are a fun and enriching way to explore the outdoors.
Private trip pricing is based on a sliding scale, depending on the number of people in your party. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax and national park fees (where applicable) or guide gratuity. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE to get the ball rolling!
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2
- 3 People: Rate x 1.3
- 4 People: Rate x 1.1
- 5+ People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person
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