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Bennettville is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lee Vining, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 298 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Camping

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Gerardo Montoya
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Melissa van Ruiten
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Cool little trail that goes out to an old mining establishment. We made one turn that put us on the wrong path, but it was fairly easy to pick the correct trail back up.

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Vera Urbanovich
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Interesting historical trail to do off season when you can't do a real, big hike

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Alain C.
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Had a lot of fun with my family of 4 today on this hike. Still some snow patches and a lot of water on the trail, which added a bit of adventure to our hike as we had to find workarounds several times. We even had to cross some ice-cold streams of melted-snow water barefoot on a couple of occasions. Lots of mosquitoes but the sight of Bennettville at the end and the absolute loneliness on the trail (we didn't see any human being at all) were worth it all.

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K T
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Attempted this hike 2 days ago however there is way too much snow still.

Jesse Pilkerton
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Mountain scenery, flowers, lakes, a mine, and a ghost town: this hike has everything you need in a short hike.

Nadia El-Tawansy
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Did this hike with my fiancé and his 71 yr old mom. All 3 of is loved it. Easy hike and extraordinary views. We made it to one lake and would’ve loved to keep going but had gotten started a little too late in the day so turned around. Mostly shady and follows a beautiful creek.

Peter Milliron
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Tough to find the trail in spots but gorgeous overall!

Kenneth O.
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Nice short hike, but make sure you have the bug spray handy. Lots of mosquitos at the ruins (buildings). The mine site and waterfall were also interesting. Didnt go to the lakes beyond the structures, but a fellow hiker said they were very pretty w/ minimal effort compared to other lake destinations in the area. Hopefully, will be back soon to check them out. 7.65

Nancy Bendel
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Cara Stephens
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John Stephens
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Erik Timpers
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Lisa P.
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J Kelly
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Todd Argetsinger
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Katie Rayl
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Terry Pierce
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David Martin
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Andy Vitus
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Doug Simerlink
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Don Novak
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Michael Shewmaker
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