Explore the most popular snowshoeing trails in Inyo National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

reminded me of biblical depiction of Hell. much smoke from the nearby forest fires. piles of loose jagged rocks jumbled with pumice, obsidian and various other. fascinating, but not fun today

Super unique stop right off the 395. I would definitely rate this as easy - very flat and short and you arrive at the shore right away. This is a great place to visit with people of all ages and hiking abilities!

Well marked trail that is uphill from the trailhead to Oneida lake. Part of the trail is rocky so I would advise wearing good shoes. A fair sized alpine lake with good fishing. Beautiful views.

on Obsidian Dome Trail

2 months ago

I love this hike it’s so different from most

hiking
4 months ago

Walk down from the Visitor Center via paved paths to a closer view of Mono Lake. The VC is very interesting and worth a stop. Drive out to the east side for some up close and personal interaction with the tufas.

hiking
4 months ago

One of the best places to see a hill of solid obsidian - beautiful black glass - although it just looks like rock until you break it open - don't remove it. Wear good shoes. 11 miles north of Mammoth Lakes up I-395 from the I-395 and CA-203 intersections, take a left on Obsidian Dome road, and it is 2.7 miles up Obsidian, Glass Flow, and Glass Creek Rds. Dirt road to parking area; hike starts down and to the right of the dome and up a gravel bulldozed hill that takes you into the cone at the top. Really good description here: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/long_valley/long_valley_sub_page_19.html [along with directions - coordinates - about 37°44.810' N, 119°01.305' W]. The hike is easy, looks like a hill up to a rock quarry. Nice distant views from the top.

hiking
5 months ago

Excellent hike through the snowy woods. I feel that this hike is really best during late April when you have the beautiful snow capping the mountains and the volcano itself.

Good early spring hike when other trails in the area are still under snow. POOR signage though. We parked in Paradist the well marked trailhead and hiked up the creek. TRAIL is well maintained and is a good sunny day hike if you are seeking some shade.

Walked on a lot of stinky sand. Lots of flies. Couldn’t see any huge tufas you have to be on a boat for those.

I have hiked this trail 5 or 6 times. The trail is fairly steep at times, and narrow in a few spots. The last time I did this hike was in 2014 with my wife and son. I was excited to show them the mine shaft and all the other mining equipment. I was disapointed when I saw that the shaft had been collapsed or collapsed on its own. It is still a gorgeous hike, and one I hope to take a few more times.

Great hike with beautiful fall color near Lundy Lake. Historical remnants were interesting and added a desolate vibe to the area.

backpacking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Spent 3 nights at Oneida Lake with a college roommate from 1973. Beautiful setting with excellent fishing for brook and raunbow trout. Explored the Lundy Mine, high above Oneida Lake. Come prepared for possible wind and wet trail.

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Trail was busy and partially closed due to flooding when I went, but very enjoyable. Beautiful weather and still snow in the middle of summer!

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Amazing geological site with intense views. The giant chunks of obsidian are amazing.

hiking
Friday, June 09, 2017

Good hike . Was disappointed the creek/lake was no where near there trail .

hiking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Gorgeous trail! Lots of shade along the way, provided by a vast amount of plants and trees that grow beside the creek, along the route. Very pleasant as it gets very hot throughout the day, even in the spring. There are several historical, crashed vehicles along the hillside, which are fascinating to explore. But if you are expecting to see a lake along the trail or at the end of it, you will be disappointed - the photo in the description is misleading. The lake depicted is Rock Creek Lake, which is about 15 miles SW of the trail.

walking
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Interpretive trail with nice views. Information center has a lot of cool stuff.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Fun trail, not difficult at all, beautiful scenery, highly suggest!

hiking
Saturday, January 14, 2017

This trail was rewarding at the end, when you get to beautiful Oneida lake. But the trek up to the lake is very monotonous at times. The trail is an old service road that is no longer used, and is full of loose rock ; it's very easy to sprain an ankle. The elevation gain is pretty much constant the whole way up, with very little flat spots to give you a break from the climbing. On the way up there is an abandoned lumber mill which is fun to look at. It gets very windy up at Oneida lake so bring a windbreaker even if it is warm outside.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

First part of this trail is fairly difficult but then levels off and has beautiful views of creeks, wild flowers, and lakes.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Ranged from intermediate to advanced, with a small portion across a rock slide area (100 yds. Non-rideable, had to carry bike). Use caution as you are well removed from any assistance in the event of a medical difficulty. Overall, loads of fun, just take it easy.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Great fishing spot beautiful views. Loved the rustic outdoor church tucked under the trees. Very easy hike for all skill levels.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Bring your pool and drop a line!

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