Convict Creek Trail to Mildred Lake

HARD 10 reviews
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Convict Creek Trail to Mildred Lake is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.1 miles
2,306 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




1 month ago

I have hiked this trail several times and yes it is moderately difficult but not hard. The switchbacks three-quarters of the way into the trail is what gets ya. If you go too early in the season, you're going to have difficulty with the snow and if you go in early June the creek crossing can be difficult. However, you will be rewarded with the Majestic View from Mildred Lake.

1 month ago

beautiful hike to mildred, and yes there is a pretty tough creek crossing, can be sketch, but love that its a part of the trip to mildred. great views of some iconic sierra peaks the whole way up. lots of options once you make it to the lake, but you have to figure those out for yourself ;-]

2 months ago

Great views from beginning to end. Stream crossing was a little intense.

3 months ago

Hiked today. Not for the AAA Club hiker - which I am. Trail had lots of scree, snow, and eventually defeated at the cross over, where there once was a concrete bridge, due to the high level runoff.
Definitely bring water moccasins if you want to cross over and get to the first lake.
Regardless the scenery was spectacular and worth my 8 mile out-and-back.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hiked this with my father in the 90's. Actually did a couple other's in this general area that went to smaller little lakes which I can't seem to find listed on here. Clover lake? Comes to mind. Anyhow. We always made this a 2-3 day trip up in here. The elevation makes it a bit harder. Anyone of able body, fortunate enough to experience backpacking anywhere in this general vicinity will have memories of a lifetime. The smells & scenery are breathtaking. You will be challenged. You will be tired. But, you will feel so accomplished when you return. Pack smart.

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