More trips may be added.
Trips entering Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks are subject to a 3% Park Use Fee, in addition to the 3% USFS monitoring fee.
Fishing Grassy Lake

Horseshoe Meadow to Horseshoe Meadow

Multiple Sections:
June 23-28, 2019
July 14-19, 2019
July 28 - August 2, 2019
August 4-9, 2019
September 8-13, 2019
6 days
$1495 plus 13% in fees
Horseshoe Meadow to Horseshoe Meadows
Guests may camp out at Cottonwood Pack Station the night before the trip. We will provide a hiking Guide.
The Summit Mt. Whitmey trips are run by Rock Creek dba as Mt. Whitney Pack Trains.
More information on the Golden Trout Wilderness
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15 days
July 20 - August 3, 2019
Rock Creek to Yosemite Valley
Enjoy traveling along 90 miles of the John Muir Trail without carrying a backpack or eating freeze-dried food. Experience the beauty of countless granite peaks, streams, lakes, forests, and flower-strewn meadows. This 15-day trip accesses the trail via Mono Pass, following the picturesque canyon of Mono Creek to the John Muir Trail junction. You will pass through the magnificent Ansel Adams Wilderness and the extraordinary high country of Yosemite National Park as you travel to the northern end of this renowned trail.
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Operated by Rock Creek Pack Station
August 4-11, 2019
8 Days
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The John Muir Trail
John Muir/Ansel Adams Wilderness
Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks
30 days
August 14-September 12, 2019
Horseshoe Meadows to Happy Isles
Complete the John Muir Trail from Horseshoe meadow (near Lone Pine) to Happy Isles. Several layover days allow for time to rest and explore the remote jewels of the Sierra Nevada.
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(Bridgeport to Sonora)

August 17-24, 2019
8 days
Offered through Virginia Lakes Pack Outfit
We will meet at Mono Village parking lot at 7am August 4. Breakfast will be provided.
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Operated by Rock Creek Pack Station
August 18-23, 2019
6 Days
Experience the beauty of countless granite peaks, streams, lakes and meadows carpeted with wildflowers. The route crosses Mono, Silver and Duck passes before dropping into the Mammoth Basin. You will have the opportunity for trout fishing mornings, evenings and on the layover day.
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August 25-30, 2019
6 days
This trip takes you through a beautiful, remote section of Yosemite National Park. Click HERE for a detailed description of the trip.

We look forward to outfitting and providing four all-inclusive hiking with pack stock trips for the Sierra Club this summer. The Sierra Club provides two leaders per trip and those that attend share a love of the wilderness.
Choose from the following trips:
Golden Trout Wilderness -- June 29- July 6, 2019
McGee Creek to Rock Creek -- July 31-August 11, 2019
Bishop (South Lake) to French Canyon -- August 14-25, 2019
Bishop (South Lake) to Onion Valley -- August 28-Sept 9, 2019

You can sign up online at the Sierra Club Website, or call 415-977-5522.


We offer backcountry, mountain travel for the hiker who wants to enjoy the wilderness for longer than his or her back can carry the needed supplies. We prepare your food and our packers break camp and transport your gear to a pre-arranged spot on moving days. Guests may bring 30 lbs. of personal gear (includes sleeping bag) and we provide the tents, toilet, camp chairs, tables, meals and staff for your travel in the wilderness.

Our back yard includes Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Golden Trout Wilderness, Hoover Wilderness, and the Sierra and Inyo National Forests. We service the Pacific Crest Trail, John Muir Trail, and adjacent areas from as far south as Lone Pine and north to Sonora Pass including, but not limited to, trailheads at Horseshoe Meadow, Onion Valley, South Lake, Rock Creek, Mammoth Lakes, Tuolumne Meadow, Virginia Lakes, and Twin Lakes.

We offer everything from five-day, short-move traveling trips to a month-long trek covering the entire John Muir Trail. Join other hikers on open hiking trips or form your own group for an all-inclusive private custom trip. We work with your interests, capabilities, dietary needs, and schedule to create your ideal wilderness adventure.

We can also connect you with private groups willing to add hikers to their trips.

Call us at (760) 872-8331 or email us to discuss your schedule and preferred itinerary.

Pricing for all-inclusive private custom trip is shown in the table below.
Per person per day**
Please note, the following fees are per person:
$15.00 monitoring fee, $5 wilderness permit reservation fee,
3% outfitters fee, and 8% regulatory fee.
9 to 12 persons $265
5 to 8 persons $285
**Please note that a trip with less than five people, will pay for a minimum of five.
Trips in the Whitney Zone will be $500 per person/day.
For trips in Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, there will be a 3% monitoring fee in addition to the USFS fee of 2%.

If you would like to have your gear dropped at a campsite, while you hike in, we can accomodate you! Our DUNNAGE option may be exactly what you need. Have a look at the video slide show one of our guests created!

If you would like to include some riders in your group, or you would like to hire stock and a packer, but provide your own food and cook for yourself, please review these options: All-EXPENSE PACK TRIP and CONTINUOUS HIRE OF STOCK & PACKER.

Or SPOT TRIPS may interest you.

Here's what one of our repeat-guests has to say about her travels with Rock Creek Pack Station: "As a former backpacker, it embarrassed me at first to have to rely on pack animals to carry my gear, but my joints wouldn't allow me the pride of independence. What I found, though, is the crews have a love for the mountain that equals my own and they take much better care of the environment than any backpacker I've hiked with. All trash packed out, deep pits are dug for the latrines, the ashes from fire are buried, and the pine needles are scattered so there is no evidence we were there. They truly left only footprints behind." --G. H., CALIFORNIA, 2005

Here is a description of hiking with pack stock from a frequent guest:
The smell of fresh coffee on a wood fired stove; the muffled sound of mules munching their morning grain; quiet words of reassurance as the packers groom and tack the stock in preparation for the day's move. That is the alarm clock that awakens you to a new morning of hiking with pack stock. You pack up your duffle and take down your tent between sips of fresh hot coffee (or tea/cocoa)...more

Call us TODAY at 760-872-8331 for a quick response to your questions.
You can email us, also.

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Rock Creek Pack Station, Inc operates under permit on the Inyo National Forest.
All Trail Rides and Packing Schools are subject to an 8% regulatory reservation fee, plus 3% USFS fee.
Horse Drives are are subject to an 8% regulatory reservation fee, plus 3% USFS fee.
Mustang Trips are are subject to a 3% USFS fee.
Trips traveling in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are subject to an additional 3% park use fee.

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