Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 37.40530°N / 118.7323°W
Additional Information Elevation: 13748 ft / 4190 m
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Mount Morgan is located in the Rock Creek region of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Morgan is the 31st highest peak in California and the highest in the Rock Creek area. Mount Morgan isn't the most challenging peak in the region but the views from its peak make it a worthy climb. Mount Morgan can be done as a dayhike or a overnighter fromTamarack Lakes Trailhead.In the winter Mount Morgan is a popular backcountry ski destination.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.

Getting There

Coming from the north or south on 395 turn west at Toms Place and drive up Rock Creek Road to Rock Creek Lake. Find the Tamarack Lakes Trailhead and start your trip.

Red Tape

As far as I know you don't need a permit to dayhike 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.

When To Climb

Summer is the best time to climb Mount Morgan, but winter can be good too if you are looking for a winter mountaineering trip. Also the sking is good on this peak.


There is nice backcountry camping around Francis lake . Rock Creek lake Campground and Eastfork are just a couple of car campgounds in the area.

Mountain Conditions

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Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 29, 2002 8:37 pm - Voted 10/10

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As far as I know you don't need a permit to dayhike the peak.

This is true of every Sierra peak except those accessed through the special Whitney Zone out of Whitney Portal.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 29, 2002 8:41 pm - Voted 10/10

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"The mountain was named in 1878 by the Wheeler Survey for one of its members, J. H. Morgan, of Alabama. (Gudde, Place Names, 211; SCB 4, no. 4, June 1903: 290; USGS Bulletin 310, 161.) The mountain and creek are named on the first Mt. Goddard 30' map, 1912. The other names first appear on the 15-minute quads."

- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 29, 2002 8:46 pm - Voted 10/10

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You can add these coords on the main page to activate the Topozone Map feature:

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