Nestled within Inyo County, Bishop is situated near several natural attractions.
- Little Lakes Valley: This alpine valley sits within the Inyo National Forest and is a good choice for the casual hiker, offering lovely views of lakes set against the peaks.
- Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest: The bristlecone pines in the White Mountains are the oldest trees in the world. This forest lies east of Bishop and is a glimpse into the past.
- Bishop Creek Canyon: Hike along the Bishop Pass Trail, or visit one of the many lakes in the region. Come here for the fishing and the trails or enjoy the view.