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trail locations for Mammoth Lakes, California

on Duck Lake Trail

8 days ago

Lovely, relatively easy if you are in good health. Breathtaking views of the mountains and
lake. Takes about 2 hours at an enjoyable pace. Wear a hat because first half , from the trailhead parking lot is unshaded. We saw deer and chipmunks and boy scouts and Australian students! Very enjoyable for sure.

Easy stroll for the average person. We hiked here off of the PCT as a quick detour. Crowded ... But beautiful.

We went in the evening, after 7pm, when you didn't have to take bus anymore and could just drive down the parking, right next to the Devil's Postpile. This way we were almost completely alone on the trail and were able to marvel at the monument in relative solitude.

During the day it's possible to take the bus to the Devil's Postpile stop and then it's only 0.5 miles to the sight, a little more if you want to go on top and see the hexagon squares on the surface.

More photos: https://csgirllife.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/devils-postpile/

hiking
15 days ago

Easy enough hike. Stay out of scalding hot water... People we know went up after we told them about this place and ended up with third degree burns after falling in. Beautiful place!

Dogs and hubby and I enjoyed the hike up and the beautiful lake once we got there!

Probably more spectacular earlier in the summer, but the trail was great for my husband, dogs & me! The falls we're still nice, just not as full as the photos I've seen and no rainbow.

Hit the trail in the afternoon or evening to avoid the crowds!
I had the whole lake to myself...almost. Quite & peaceful none the less.

Great workout. Beautiful vistas.

scenic driving
20 days ago

is not worth braking your car, the water was filthy and very hot

scenic driving
20 days ago

We drove next to it on Benton crossing, yo could not see any trail going to it ( we could not see the tub either) , so we gave up
Don't brake your car going there, is not worth it

hiking
20 days ago

we followed the direction and there was nothing there.
there were some car camped near the place ( not on the small road we took) maybe it was there
Is not worth the trouble or the possible damage to the car
see pictures attached, there is no hot tub next to that place

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!

The scenery going to the falls is outstanding! We decided to connect to the Pacific Crest Trail and get off the beaten path on our way back to the falls, which was well worth it. The trail going back to the bus stop is all up hill so caution should be taken for people with health conditions.
Over all I think it is worth going to see.

Nice family trail. Always very crowded. Still very beautiful and great for kids.

hiking
28 days ago