Barney, Robinson, and Crown Lakes Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Barney, Robinson, and Crown Lakes Trail is a 14.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bridgeport, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

14.8 miles
2,759 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly





horseback riding

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


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.

8 months ago

Hiked this on the 9th of November 2017. There is no snow on the trail until almost 9000 ft and even then the snow is minimal. There are plenty of places to hike on the way up crown but I recommend pushing all the way to crown. The lake is gorgeous and worth the trip. We were the only people on the lake due to the time of year which made it even better. It got cold at night but not unbearable. This was by far one of the best backpacking experiences I've had in the Sierras. The trail is easy to follow and not too strenuous.

10 months ago

ended up going to peeler lake and stayed overnight. hike was challenging with a pack on but totally worth it

11 months ago

Great backpacking sites at Crown lake. This trail is very underrated in comparison to trails in Yosemite. Wonderful hike and backpacking trip

11 months ago

Spent 1 night at Peeler Lake, and the next on the ridge above Snow Lake. Incredibly beautiful area, fantastic trail, lots of mosquitos, would definitely return.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

One of my favorites, I kept going and turned it into a 50 mile loop. Gorgeous views and strenuous in several parts. Several bears were spotted

Monday, November 03, 2014

We started out at the Twin Lakes/Mono Village Resort area. Since we were backpacking, we left our car overnight, which is a $10 fee up to 6-7 days. You have to take all food out of your car because bears will get into it and destroy cars! Anyways, the trail up to Crown Lake is very scenic. You get a good view of the Sawtooth Ridge. We camped up behind Crown Lake so we could get a good view of Slide Mountain. The only problem with this hike is that it started snowing with high winds! Otherwise, very scenic, very nice, very gradual elevation gain.

1 month ago