COTTONWOOD PACK STATION

LONE PINE, CALIFORNIA
(760) 872-8331 (anytime)
RIDE/PACK 2023

Rock Creek Pack Station, operating as Mt. Whitney Pack Trains, offers riding and hiking trips originating at Cottonwood Pack Station. These trips allow guests the opportunity to climb Mt. Whitney from the west side and explore the Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park and the Golden Trout Wilderness.


SCHEDULED PACK TRIPS:

PARENT/CHILD TRAIL RIDE FROM COTTONWOOD PACK STATION
Starts and ends at Cottonwood Pack Station
June 22-24, 2024
June 29 - July 1, 2024
No cooking, no WIFI, no appointments. We have horses, mules, streams and lakes, etc. ... more info
3 days
$875
This trip is operated by Rock Creek Pack Station dba as Mt. Whitney Pack Trains.
We invite you and your child to join us for three days of riding, fishing and camping. Learn how to care for your horse and enjoy comfortable camping. A wonderful experience for those who enjoy meeting others with similar interests. This is a great trip for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles -- as well as for the kids! No cooking, no WIFI, no appointments, just the great outdoors and adventure.

GOLDEN TROUT TRAIL RIDE #1 and #2
June 24-28, 2024
July 8-12, 2024
Excellent fishing for golden trout ... more info
5 days
$1425
Horseshoe Meadows to Horseshoe Meadows
This trip is operated by Rock Creek Pack Station dba as Mt. Whitney Pack Trains.
The route begins at Horseshoe and continues to South Fork Kern, then travel to our campsite Golden Trout Creek below Tunnel Meadows. Layover days allow for rides to Little Whitney Meadows, South Fork of the Kern in Templeton/Ramshaw Meadows and options to ride to Kern Peak and Big Whitney Meadows.
Excellent fishing for Golden Trout.
We will terminate at Horseshoe Meadows. More information on the Golden Trout Wilderness
This trip is operated by Rock Creek Pack Station dba as Mt. Whitney Pack Trains.

COTTONWOOD LAKE TRAIL RIDE
July 13-16, 2024
Great Fishing at Cottonwood Lake
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4 days
$1250
Start and end at Horseshoe Meadows
This trip is operated by Rock Creek Pack Station dba as Mt. Whitney Pack Trains.
Depart from Horseshoe Meadows
Meet at Horseshoe Meadows and travel to our camp at Cottonwood Lake.
We will have day rides from the camp. Return to Horseshoe.
OUTSTANDING GOLDEN TROUT FISHING.
More information on the Golden Trout Wilderness

PROFESSIONAL PACKING SCHOOL #2
Advanced Packing in the Wilderness (section 2)
6 days July 1-6, 2024
Horseshoe Meadows: focus on moving camps, wrangling and feeding livestock
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6 days
$1800
This trip is operated by Rock Creek Pack Station dba as Mt. Whitney Pack Trains.
Meet at Horseshoe Meadows?a six day traveling educational pack trip into the Golden Trout Wilderness
Emphasis on moving camps, wrangling and feeding livestock on the extended wilderness pack trip.
More information on the Golden Trout Wilderness.

MULKEY MEADOWS TRAIL RIDE
July 4-7, 2024
Great exploring on Layover days ... more info
4 days
$1200
4 Days
Horseshoe Meadows to Horseshoe Meadows
This trip is operated by Rock Creek Pack Station dba as Mt. Whitney Pack Trains.
Day 1: Cottonwood Pack Station to Kern Peak Stringer
Day 2: Layover - ride to Little Whitney Meadows
Day 3: Layover -ride to Templeton Meadows
Day 4: Out to Cottonwood.
More information on the Golden Trout Wilderness.

KERN PEAK TRAIL RIDE
July 14-19, 2024
See lots of new country every day. ... more info
6 Days
$1900
Start and end at Cottonwood Pack Station
This trip is operated by Rock Creek Pack Station dba as Mt. Whitney Pack Trains.
Explore the Golden Trout Wilderness with a loop heading over Trail Pass into the meadows and stringers of the Kern Plateau. This is a secluded wilderness area with vast meadows and trails to explore. We make a loop with camps at Little Whitney and Big Whitney Meadows crossing both Barringer and Cottonwood Passes. Trails are good. A great trip for those that enjoy riding and seeing lots of new country every day.
For a more detailed description of the Kern Peak Trail Ride, click here.

KERN RIVER GOLDEN TROUT HERITAGE TRAIL RIDE
Please call for booking information
Some of the best fly fishing in the High Sierra ...
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7 Days
This trip is operated by Rock Creek Pack Station dba as Mt. Whitney Pack Trains.
This seven-day pack trip provides a unique opportunity for both novice and experienced anglers to enjoy some of the best fly fishing the High Sierra has to offer. Guests travel by horseback into remote areas of the Golden Trout Wilderness and Sequoia National Park to fish for isolated species of Golden Trout and Kern River Rainbows.
For detailed information please click HERE.

NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SIERRA NEVADA
July 29-Aug 2, 2024
Golden Trout Wilderness: learn about these mountains and the nature within them.
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5 days
$1850
Start and end at Cottonwood Pack Station
This trip is operated by Rock Creek Pack Station dba as Mt. Whitney Pack Trains.
Immerse yourself in the Natural History of the Sierra Nevada.
Join Fulbright Scholar and retired National Park Ranger Dr. Nancy Muleady-Mecham for a once in a lifetime chance
to learn all about these mountains and the nature within them.
Look here for trip details.

MT. WHITNEY TRAIL RIDE
July 21-26, 2024
Pack your tackle
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6 days
Sequoia National Park/John Muir Wilderness
$2750
This trip is operated by Rock Creek Pack Station dba as Mt. Whitney Pack Trains.
Horseshoe Meadows to Horseshoe Meadows
Pack your tackle for the ultimate Golden trout fishing adventure. Experience the subalpine beauty of Sequoia National Park with camps at
Tyndal Creek, Wallace Creek, Crabtree Meadows and Rock Creek.
Planned itinerary:
Day 1: Horseshoe Meadows to Lower Rock Creek
Day 2: Layover
Day 3: Lower Rock Creek to Guitar Lake
Day 4: Option to climb Mt. Whitney and back to Crabtree/Sandy Meadow
Day 5: To Rock Creek
Day 6: Out to Horseshoe Meadows
More information on the Golden Trout Wilderness

WINCHESTER TRAIL RIDE
July 20-26, 2024
Join those who enjoy riding and angling for golden trout on this loop through the Golden Trout Wilderness.
... more info
6 days
$2200
Horseshoe Meadows to Horseshoe Meadows
This trip is operated by Rock Creek Pack Station dba as Mt. Whitney Pack Trains. Explore meadows and streams during the peak wildflower season.
We camp near creeks that comprise the native habitat of the golden trout, providing ample opportunity for anglers to catch these beautiful fish.
Day 1: Cottonwood Pack Station to Kern Peak Stringer
Day 2: Layover
Day 3: To Little Whitney Meadows
Day 4: Layover
Day 5: To Big Whitney Meadows
Day 6: Out to Cottonwood Pack Station

KERN RIVER/NATIVE TROUT TRAIL RIDE 2024
Call for booking. Dates to be determined
Enjoy the solitude of the Golden Trout Wilderness
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We camp near the three creeks that comprise the native habitat of the golden trout, providing ample opportunity for anglers to catch these beautiful fish 10 days
Horseshoe Meadows to Horseshoe Meadows
The Sierra wilderness is a region of contrasts. Naked granite and deep forests. Powerful cascades and gentle meadow streams. Desolate terrain and areas teaming with wildlife. This trip encompasses all of these.
Detailed itinerary located on Rock Creek website Kern River Trail Ride
This trip is operated by Rock Creek Pack Station dba as Mt. Whitney Pack Trains.

ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAMS
Please go to
the ROAD SCHOLAR website to see the trips offered by Road Scholar and supported by
Rock Creek, Cottonwood and Mt. Whitney Pack Trains. The list of trips dates and price are listed, below.
... more info

Jun 9 - Jun 13, 2024   $2,099   Starts in Bishop and takes place near Benton, CA, focused on wild mustangs.

Aug 25 - Aug 29, 2024    $2,099   Starts in Bishop and takes place in the John Muir Wilderness.

Sep 15 - Sep 19, 2024    $2,099   Starts in Bishop and takes place in the John Muir Wilderness.

Jul 7 - Jul 11, 2024    $2,099   Starts in Lone Pine and takes place in the Golden Trout Wilderness.






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Last updated: February 14, 2024
Cottonwood Pack Station provides all of its services as a permit holder of Inyo National Forest and Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park.
 

 

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