mountain biking



nature trips

trail running

dogs on leash


kid friendly

wild flowers


Great views on the way up with both Lava Tube and Seven Lakes Point for rest stops. It gets really windy at the top and there were a couple of areas where I got nervous about the narrow trail/cliff edges. Alternate option down is to loop around the Seven Lakes Trail.

scenic driving
14 days ago

Drive part of this road going to the Inyo Craters Trail. Will definitely finish it next time

Pretty solid hike with intermittent lovely views along the way. The first chunk is a grunt heading out of the parking area, with some excellent views of the lakes down in the valley basin. There are lots of day hikers in the first part of the hike, but it thins out later.

Headed toward Mammoth Pass you lose tree coverage it can get pretty hot in the sun. Again, there are nice views here. Then you move into long crank up to a bit over 11,000 feet. You lose the views for a while until you get to a point with a great view back down a rocky valley to the floor below.
The three lakes are nice. We had great luck fishing in the lower lake, but didn't see anything in the northern lake, where we camped. Ended up doing a day hike to the ridge looking back down to Lake Mary, which also gave some nice views.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Gorgeous views. Interesting terrain. We loved this hike.

A really wonderful hike with great selection of different scenery. I took a small side ridge to get a view of the flowers in bloom. Definitely worthwhile. Left early to avoid crowds .. and allowed to take my dog off leash

Views and solitude are your payback.

2 months ago

3 months ago

6 mile out and back hike up to the top of Mammoth Mountain. Small snow patch at 10,000 feet that is easily traversed around. The Seven Lakes Point is beautiful although there is a lot of loose rock and scree that blocks the trail in many places. You can scramble over the loose rock to the trail. This section of the trail has some exposure. So be aware if you are sensitive to heights. Great adventure. Don't miss seeing the Lava Tube.

3 months ago