Mount Morgan 13,748' is located south of Mammoth Lakes and north of Bishop in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is the 31st highest peak in California and the highest in the Rock Creek area. Despite its lofty height, it is very accessible and relatively simple to hike in one day. It is referred to as Mount Morgan (S) because another Mount Morgan is located less than 8 miles north at an elevation of 13,001'.
The area is beautiful and full of hiking trails and other mountains. A multi-day trip is highly recommended to explore all the area has to offer. Mount Morgan S is the highest summit in the area but can be hiked in 5-7 hours without too much trouble.
The easiest route on Mount Morgan is the Tamarack lakes trailhead to Francis Lake then the obvious ridge to the peak. The views are truly excellent from this peak. Mount Morgan is on the Sierra Peaks List.
Coming from the north or south on 395 turn west at Toms Place and drive up Rock Creek Road to Rock Creek Lake. The road is paved. Once you are at the Tamarack Lakes Trailhead it is easy to follow.
No permit is required to day hike the peak. If you are planning a overnight stay at Francis Lake you need a permit which can be obtained at the Ranger station in Bishop, CA. Inyo National Forest White Mountain Ranger District 798 North Main Street (395) #760-873-2500.
Summer is the best time to climb Mount Morgan. There are skiing options, but access is limited in winter.
There is plenty of camping options in the area, as well as at the trailhead. For more information, see the Little Lakes Valley page.
Call the Ranger Station in Bishop 760-873-2500