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There are beautiful views of lakes and creeks and mountains. Lots of shaded areas.

Great workout. Beautiful vistas.

Somewhat strenuous, but well worth the effort to find as well as hike. Mostly uphill to the views at trails end, then back downhill.

Easy hike for beginners or those coming up to Mammoth from sea level. Beautiful scenery!

Short uphill hike great views
on top well worth the time.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike!! Recommend going early to avoid lots of other hikers

I went as far as Deer Lakes, took about 5 hours in, 3.5 back (I'm a moderate hiker, & I pause fairly frequently to take pictures). A good amount of elevation gain. I went in early July & there were a bunch of great wild flowers at the upper elevations. There's a lot of varied scenery & a fair amount of exposure. It's cool to look up at the imposing monolith you see when you start & then be able to look down on it when you're up near the top. There were no streams along the way, so only water was at Deer Lakes. Make sure to go up to the top one, you can barely see it when you view the lakes from the trail as you start descending into the valley. It's absolutely stunning, that cool green color. You see mature trout just cruising through the pristine water. Great to jump in as it's deeper than the lower lakes & fewer mosquitos. Had the whole thing to myself for an hour before heading back.

4 months ago

The first time I took this trail I got lost as the trail was not clearly marked due to fallen trees and whatnot. I had to turn around and make my way back down as I couldn't find the correct trail. The second time I tried the trail, it was much more clear and I was able to make it to the top. It was a fun trail both times regardless of being lost. The views during the hike are gorgeous and, once at the top, it's a beautiful scene to behold! I absolutely love this trail and it's never crowded which is another plus!

Scenery is wonderful. Easy walk.

Easy hike for great views. We took the long way down and walked through the Twin Lakes campground.

Trail is mostly on pavement around lake. But we ended up following the lake. Easy hike. Great views of the mountain.

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5 months ago

Good hike. We were able to find a stream to play in. We also went off road to walk closer to the lake. The hike is mostly on the concrete road

I loved the views you have a 360 view of Mammoth, Twin Lakes and the falls absolutely stunning. Found a memorial plaque on a rock. Great hike for the views.

This was a great trail the views were spectacular. About a half mile in we seen a group of deer and as we entered into the pine trees we heard branches breaking and looked up into a tree above us and there was a brown bear staring down at us. So we moved along and let him be. Beauty at its finest.

hiking
5 months ago

It was a fun walk around the lake

on Panorama Dome Trail

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5 months ago

Fun! Perfect for us (two parents and two little kids). A very manageable walk up to the top for some really nice views.

Great fishing spot beautiful views. Loved the rustic outdoor church tucked under the trees. Very easy hike for all skill levels.

8 months ago

Bring your pool and drop a line!

Nice little easy hike.