From Bishop on CA 395, drive 168 west about 20 miles, and then go left onto South Lake Road to its terminus at South Lake. Hike 6 miles up to Bishop Pass, descend 6 miles to the Pacific Crest Trail / John Muir Trail, then hike 2.5 miles south to Grouse Meadow.
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This is peaceful Grouse Meadow, nestled where LeConte Canyon widens in Kings Canyon National Park. Here the river slows briefly before tumbling again down the steep grade toward the far away sea. This is a favorite place I have hiked to several times.