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gem Favorite Devils Postpile.

Devils Postpile

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Recommended Routes in Mammoth Lakes - 10

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Favorite The Duck Pass Trail climbs up the valley from the trailhead at Coldwater Campground.
Difficult

Mammoth Crest - Duck Pass Loop

13.2 mi 21.2 km 2,875' Up 876.21 m Up 2,890' Down 880.93 m Down

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Favorite Shadow Lake in hanging valley above deeply glaciated canyon of San Joaquin River with Mt. Ritter and Banner Peak in center right.
Intermediate/Difficult

Agnew Meadows to Thousand Island Lake

8.3 mi 13.4 km 2,091' Up 637.2 m Up 600' Down 182.81 m Down

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Favorite From left to right, Mount Morrison, Mount Aggie, and Mount Baldwin viewed from the northeast ridge of Bloody Mountain.
Very Difficult

Bloody Mountain via Laurel Lakes Road and the Northeast Ridge

14.1 mi 22.7 km 5,100' Up 1554.34 m Up 5,099' Down 1554.03 m Down

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Favorite Duck Lake and Pika Lake viewed from the top of Duck Pass.
Difficult

Ram Lake via Duck Pass and John Muir Trail

20.0 mi 32.2 km 3,905' Up 1190.28 m Up 3,905' Down 1190.21 m Down

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Favorite Looking down the Dragon's Back Trail toward Lake Mary, Lake George, and Horsehoe Lake from the ridge below the summit of Mammoth Mountain.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mammoth Mountain via Dragon's Back

6.6 mi 10.6 km 2,419' Up 737.42 m Up 2,419' Down 737.39 m Down

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Favorite Upper Rainbow Falls
Intermediate

Upper and Lower Rainbow Falls

3.5 mi 5.7 km 408' Up 124.4 m Up 408' Down 124.37 m Down

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Favorite Cascade on River Trail near a large campsite.
Difficult

The River Trail

6.5 mi 10.4 km 1,560' Up 475.59 m Up 318' Down 96.82 m Down

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Favorite End of the trail at Valentine Lake.
Intermediate

Sherwin and Valentine Lakes Loop

11.8 mi 19.0 km 2,169' Up 661.04 m Up 2,190' Down 667.6 m Down

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Favorite Upper Rainbow Falls
Intermediate

Agnew Meadow to Lower Rainbow Falls (JMT Route)

11.8 mi 19.0 km 696' Up 212.22 m Up 1,443' Down 439.9 m Down

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Favorite McCloud Lake and Mammoth Crest
Intermediate

Crater Meadows Loop

7.7 mi 12.5 km 1,264' Up 385.41 m Up 1,264' Down 385.29 m Down

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Mammoth Lakes Hiking

  • 289 Miles 466 Kilometers of Trail
  • 10 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 30 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mammoth Lakes - 31

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5.5 mi 8.8 km #1Duck Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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35.0 mi 56.3 km #2JMT: Segment 2 - Tuolomne Meadows to Devils Postpile
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
7.5 mi 12.0 km #3Minaret Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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29.3 mi 47.2 km #4JMT: Segment 3 - Devils Postpile to Lake Edison
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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3.2 mi 5.1 km #5Dragon's Back Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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7.4 mi 11.9 km #6Mammoth Crest Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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1.2 mi 2.0 km #7McCloud Lake Trail
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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7.8 mi 12.6 km #8Mammoth Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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2.3 mi 3.8 km #9Lower Rainbow Falls Trail
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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0.3 mi 0.4 km #10Crystal Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate
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Photos of Mammoth Lakes - 127

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Dragon Back point  amazing view over looking the Lakes Basin with dramatic views of the Mammoth Crest.
Jul 23, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
The Duck Pass Trail climbs up the valley from the trailhead at Coldwater Campground.
Oct 17, 2018 near Mammoth…, CA
Duck Lake and Pika Lake viewed from the top of Duck Pass.
Oct 17, 2018 near Mammoth…, CA
Deer Lakes from the eastern ridge of the surrounding mountains
Sep 16, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA
From left to right, Mount Morrison, Mount Aggie, and Mount Baldwin viewed from the northeast ridge of Bloody Mountain.
Oct 16, 2018 near Mammoth…, CA
McCloud Lake and Mammoth Crest
Jul 30, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
View of Twin Lakes shortly after sunrise on way up Dragons Back.
Jul 23, 2020 near Mammoth…, CA
View from the summit of Bloody Mountain.
Oct 16, 2018 near Mammoth…, CA