Originally Posted by auntrout
SoCall, nice Golden. How do get up to Cottonwood Creek. I do a lot of fishing on the Owens but haven't been up to Horseshoe Meadow. Is it park and hike.
Just outside of Lone Pine, keep driving up Whitney Portal Rd and make a left on Horseshoe Meadows Rd and follow her up for about 45 minutes and you're there. Steep elevation gain and a good amount of switch backs.
Once you're in the main parking lot walk down about 5-10 minutes and you're in the meadow/creek.
But the hike to the lakes is about 8 miles I believe.