Big Pine Creek is a 12.1-mile-long stream that flows through Big Pine Canyon in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Bishop down to the Owens Valley, where it is a major tributary of the Owens River near Big Pine. The canyon is heralded for having both the largest and southern most glaciers in the Sierra Nevada mountains. You can see the impact of glaciers in the shape of the mountains that surround the canyon at the end. Rock Creek Lake is also located near Bishop and flows from Rock Creek Lake. Both destinations are very popular for their trout, including brown, rainbow and brook trout. Hikers, bikers and campers make good use of just about every space available during spring, summer and fall.