Hiking near Panorama Dome in Mammoth Lakes

Hiking

Hiking in the Eastern Sierra is spectacular nearly all year long. In spring, the sharp and craggy granite peaks of the Sierra Nevada Range form a dramatic backdrop for meadows brightly colored by wildflowers. In the summer, you'll never tire of finding secret alpine lakes, lush aspen-lined streams and forested hideaways tucked away in the mountains. In fall, early snow in the high country contrasts beautifully with the vibrant golds and oranges of aspens and willows alight with their display of autumn colors. 

Hiking around Mammoth Lakes doesn't have to be an all-day or strenuous endeavor. There are plenty of short, easy and family-friendly hikes just outside of town. For more ambitious hikers, trails from Mammoth Lakes link to the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail, allowing you to hike for days if you wish. No matter what hike you choose, whether it's a short, 1 hour out-and-back walk or a multi-day backpacking trek, you're sure to find breathtaking mountain scenery so bring a camera and your sense of wonder and adventure. 

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361 Old Mammoth Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
888-395-3951

Mammoth Mountaineering Supply is California's premier mountaineering store. Stocked with the newest and best backcountry skiing, climbing and backpacking gear and clothing from top-line brands. MMS outfits hikers, backpackers, climbers, peak baggers and campers in the summer and backcountry...Learn More

452 Old Mammoth Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-965-3444

Alpine Sports Outfitters has it their mission to give customers the best experience possible. They know skiing and snowboarding in Mammoth is a privilege and oftentimes it only happens once a year. Customers want a great experience when either renting skis or snowboards, or in easily finding all...Learn More

3043 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-934-2400

Footloose Sports is the premiere ski and bike shop and one of the most respected service-oriented sports shops in Mammoth. We offer Superfeet custom orthotics along with the latest brands in ski and snowboard gear, Mammoth logo wear, apres ski wear, shoes for hiking and running, bumper stickers...Learn More

760-873-8526

We are California's premier mountaineering school and guide service. We offer rock climbing, summer mountaineering, waterfall ice climbing, backcountry skiing, guide training, summer and winter instruction and custom guiding here in the Eastern Sierra of California.Learn More