Gardisky Lake Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lee Vining, CA that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
I loved this hike. It's a sharp hike up at first but at the top you can take time and explore. I walked around the lake and crossed the valley for a windy view. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
Hiked up here with my dad to check out the view. The lake was really low when we got there, but it was an fun hike. The trail is mostly uphill and is much fast going down.
Short little hike, but all the elevation gain is at the beginning. Nice views from the top, cute little lake.