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Mono Lake Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (4)

A nice trail between the visitor center and the old marina.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Point to Point

6,716' 2,047 m

High

6,386' 1,946 m

Low

8' 2 m

Up

336' 103 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake

Description

Starting from the parking lot at the visitor center, head north around the building to pick up the trail. The trail winds down a gentle slope before leveling off all the way to the lake.

Along the way, you'll see small shrubs and lots of sandy dirt. Don't let that dissuade you from continuing your journey! The prize isn't too far away, and you'll be rewarded with some of the best views of Mono Lake.

At 1.3 miles, the trail splits and heads right along a fantastic boardwalk that gets close to the lake without disturbing the delicate ecosystem that surrounds this surreal landscape. A left at the junction takes you on Mono Lake Trail Connector which leads to a parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

Mice and a variety of birds including the magnificent Osprey that nest on the tufa in the lake!

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Davis with improvements by Tilman Giese

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#3

in Mono Lake

#8648

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  4.3 from 4 votes
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#3

in Mono Lake

#842

in California

#8,648

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Photos

The western portion of Mono Lake with its crystallized salt shore.
Oct 20, 2019 near Bridgeport, CA
Mono Lake from the visitor center patio.
Oct 20, 2019 near Bridgeport, CA
Tufa Formations at Edge of Mono Lake
Nov 10, 2017 near Bridgeport, CA

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Jul 28, 2020
Steve Hutchings
1.4mi
Nov 11, 2018
Tilman Giese
Jun 2, 2018
Abhijeet Anand
Jun 14, 2014
Sophia Estudante