Matterhorn Peak is a 11 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bridgeport, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until September.
Directions from Bridgeport: Follow the Twin Lakes Road until it ends at the Mono Village Resort. Parking is available at the far end of the resort area at no charge for day use, with a $5 fee for overnight parking.
Hiking the Matterhorn is a great peak to climb! The hike starts out at the Twin Lakes area outside Bridgeport, CA and quickly ascends up along the Horse Creek. After 3 miles it is mostly rocky paths with some good campsites between the ridges at 10,000 feet. From there there is another two miles of hiking up rocks to the SW base of the mountain. The SW face is mostly scree up to the base of the peak where you must scramble up the last 300 feet. The peak is pretty small, and you get an absolutely amazing 360 degree view of the the surrounding mountains and valleys. The weather was great. The hike is definitely challenging due to route finding and rock, but not that dangerous as long as you know where you are going!