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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 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 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 Duck Lake and Pika Lake viewed from the top of Duck Pass.
Difficult 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 From left to right, Mount Morrison, Mount Aggie, and Mount Baldwin viewed from the northeast ridge of Bloody Mountain.
Very Difficult 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 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 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 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 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 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 McCloud Lake and Mammoth Crest
Intermediate 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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Favorite Upper Rainbow Falls
Intermediate 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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Mammoth Lakes Hiking

  • 160 Miles 257 Kilometers of Trail
  • 10 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 32 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 14 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mammoth Lakes - 38

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5.5 mi 8.8 km #1Duck Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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29.3 mi 47.2 km #2JMT: Segment 3 - Devils Postpile to Lake Edison
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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7.2 mi 11.6 km #3Minaret Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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3.2 mi 5.1 km #4Dragon's Back Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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1.2 mi 2.0 km #5McCloud Lake Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
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Intermediate Intermediate
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7.8 mi 12.6 km #6Mammoth Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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7.4 mi 11.9 km #7Mammoth Crest Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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8.3 mi 13.3 km #8Shadow Creek Trail #614
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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2.3 mi 3.8 km #9Lower Rainbow Falls Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
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Intermediate Intermediate
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5.1 mi 8.2 km #10Laurel Lakes Road #4S86
Difficult Difficult
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Difficult Difficult
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Photos of Mammoth Lakes - 137

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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
McCloud Lake and Mammoth Crest
Jul 30, 2015 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
Duck Lake and Pika Lake viewed from the top of Duck Pass.
Oct 17, 2018 near Mammoth…, CA
The Duck Pass Trail climbs up the valley from the trailhead at Coldwater Campground.
Oct 17, 2018 near Mammoth…, CA
Crystal Crag viewed from the Mammoth Crest Trail.
Oct 23, 2018 near Mammoth…, CA
July 2018 JMT thru Hike. South bound. Leaving Reds Meadow.
Jan 11, 2021 near Mammoth…, CA

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