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Coldwater - Lake George Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (1)

A short trail connects Lake George, Lake Barrett, and Emerald Lake.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Point to Point

9,488' 2,892 m

High

9,025' 2,751 m

Low

139' 42 m

Up

474' 144 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Commonly Backpacked · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers

Insect repellent is recommended.

Description

This trail leads you passed several lakes through lush green and great views of the surrounding mountains. From Emerald Lake Trailhead, head down to Coldwater Creek and carefully walk over the trunk to get to the other side. The trail makes a wide right turn and leads through shadowy forest with the occasional green meadow and small pond, some of which offer marvelous reflections.

At 1.5 miles, you'll reach Lake Barrett—a great place for taking in the scenery with Mammoth Mountain in the background, but also a great place to swim on a hot summer day. The trail briefly veers away from the lake to join TJ Lake Loop. Stay right to return to Lake Barrett. Once you leave Lake Barrett behind you, the trail will steeply descend to Lake George and end at Lake George Campground.

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Shared By:

Tilman Giese

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  4.0 from 1 vote

#10

in Mammoth Lakes

#12919

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#10

in Mammoth Lakes

#1,389

in California

#12,919

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Lake Barrett with Mammoth Mountain in the background
Sep 16, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA
Green meadows and small ponds on the way to Lake George.
Sep 16, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA
Lake Barrett
Sep 16, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA
Lake George in front of Mammoth Mountain
Sep 16, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA
A small unnamed lake on Coldwater - Lake George Trail
Sep 16, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA

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Aug 9, 2020
Brandon Hanna
Sep 2, 2017
Tilman Giese