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. 

There are plenty of short, easy and family-friendly hikes. 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, you're sure to find breathtaking mountain scenery so bring a camera and your sense of wonder and adventure. 

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1 Visitor Center Drive
Highway 395
Lee Vining, CA 93541
760-647-3044

This saltwater lake is best known for its tufa towers which were formed with the interaction of the salt and the freshwater springs bubbling up from the bottom of the lake. The center has interactive displays that teach about many aspects of the Mono Basin's geology, ecology, and human history....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

Tioga Road
Lee Vining, CA 93541
209-372-0200

A spectacular day trip, Yosemite National Park is just a 45-minute drive from Mammoth Lakes. Hike through famous Tuolumne Meadows and dip your toes in Tenaya Lake. Iconic Half Dome , El Capitan and Yosemite Valley waterfalls are a scenic 1.5-hour drive through the park from Tuolumne Meadows.Learn More

3218 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-934-7566

Kittredge Sports has all your year-round outdoor needs! We have summer backpacks, sleeping bags and pads, fishing gear and camping gear rentals and sales. For winter activities, we offer ski & snowboard rentals and sales and a repair shop. We sell top-of-the-line clothing and accessories....Learn More

End of CA-203 West
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-934-2289

CLOSED 2017.

The 101-foot waterfall is part of the Devils Postpile National Monument. It is known for the colorful rainbow that its mist creates. The best time to experience the rainbows is midday, when the sun is highest.

Mandatory Scenic Shuttle

The mandatory shuttle is...Learn More

Hot Creek Hatchery Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
888-466-2666

Accessibility: .4 mile (.64 km) round-trip walk on a steep, paved,dirt path. Directions: Take US 395 south, turn left towards Mammoth Yosemite Airport, take 2nd right and follow the signs 3 miles (4.8 km) on unpaved, maintained road. Parking lot will be on your left.Learn More

Lake Mary Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
888-466-2666

Glacier-carved lakes form the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, Lake Mamie, Lake George and Horseshoe Lake are nestled below jagged peaks and pine forests. Easily accessible by public transportation, the basin provides hiking, biking and picnicking. Accessibility: Driving tour in...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

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