Cliff Lake Trailhead - Dinkey Lakes Wilderness

Cliff Lake Trailhead - Dinkey Lakes Wilderness

Page Type Page Type: Trailhead
Location Lat/Lon: 37.10800°N / 118.98713°W

Dinkey Lakes Wilderness

This is one of several trailheads leading in to the Sierra National Forest "Dinkey Lakes Wilderness."
Dinkey Lakes Wilderness


From Clovis: Take Highway 168 toward Shaver Lake. Turn east on Dinkey Creek Road. Continue 12.5 miles then turn right on McKinley Grove Road. Continue14 miles east to Courtright Road, turn left on Road 8S07, west side of the lake. Travel 3 miles past Trapper Springs Campground to the trailhead.

Road Surface



June through October (snow conditions permitting)

Common Destinations

Cliff Lake, Rock Lake, Second Dinkey Lake, Eagle Peak & The Three Sisters.

Permits & Quota

Yes. Permits are required for overnight camping in wilderness areas. First-come/first-served walk in permits may be obtained at the Sierra National Forest: High Sierra Ranger Station in Prather; Dinkey Creek Visitor Station (Huntington Lake), or Supervisors Office in Clovis.

Daily Advance Reservations: 12
Daily First-come-First-serve: 8


Yes. Permits may be reserved up to one-year in advance, reservations fees apply. Completed reservations forms may be mailed to:

High Sierra Ranger District
P.O. Box 559
Prather, CA 93651

Trailhead Facilities

Day use and overnight parking, Bear proof food storage lockers.

Nearby Campgrounds

Trapper Springs

Logistical Center

Courtright on SP