Virginia Lakes Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Virginia Lakes Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lee Vining, CA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles 719 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running


horseback riding




wild flowers


1 month ago

great hike with several lakes on the way. you can stop and return at any point.
currently everything is brown all around. just few green trees around the lakes and little streams.
we did it with our girls (10 + 6) and enjoyed it a lot.
it seems that all lakes got fish in them.

5 months ago

It was beautiful as always. We camped by Frog Lakes. There was still a lot of snow and it was melting like crazy so there was water everywhere too. Hiked up over the top and down towards Summit Lake but couldn't make it all the way due to the snow.

5 months ago

7 months ago

I love this trail! Hiked it last April, May, and June. In June it was so beautiful covered in wild flowers.

4 years ago

Nice trail, and easy to get to lakes. Not super strenuous but steady incline. Was very cold and windy when we went so we didn't go too far since we had 4 1/2 year old and 17 mo old w/ us. Would like to do it again and go farther. We only made it to frog lakes.

4 years ago

Nice steady incline up to the lakes and great views from the top.

5 years ago

Went and spent time to go above the lakes higher elevation could get to person