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Laurel Lakes

MODERATE 2 reviews
#53 of 103 trails in

Laurel Lakes is a 9.9 mile out and back trail located near Mammoth Lakes, CA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

9.9 miles 2988 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

mountain biking

off road driving

scenic driving





The ultimate in SUV adventure roads. Challenging but not overwhelming with breathtaking scenery. Climb to secluded, crystal-clear mountain lakes near 10,000 feet and fish for brown and golden trout. Primitive, secluded camping along Laurel Creek in lower part of canyon. Great early-summer wildflowers and changing aspens in the fall. Trail is open to mountain bikers, hikers, ATVs and dirt bikes. A short and convenient drive from the town of Mammoth Lakes, a premier outdoor recreation destination. Located in Inyo National Forest. Narrow, steep and rocky shelf road. Good visibility of road ahead allows you to anticipate when passing will be necessary. Suitable for all stock, high-clearance 4-wheel-drive SUVs. Snow may block upper portion of trail well into July.

So beautiful the whole way! Lots of waterfalls and beaver dams. Took my 63 year old parents who are not avid hikers and they did great (with rests of course).

off road driving
3 years ago

The last hairpin at the top has a pucker factor to it if you have a long wheelbase vehicle.