Crystal Lake Trail

MODERATE 131 reviews
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Crystal Lake Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and fishing and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
816 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

forest

lake

views

snow

Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, 47050 Generals Highway , Three Rivers, CA, 93271-9651, Phone: 559-565-3341, Fax: 559-565-3730, TTY: 559-565-3196

hiking
21 minutes ago

Great trail, beautiful in late September with light snow blanketing the mountain. It’s about 5 miles round trip so bring snacks and plenty of water!

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Love this trail. The altitude was trying to keep me away but I went really slow and drank lots of water and man was it worth it. Incredible and named appropriately this lake is. Beautiful redwoods and gorgeous views of Lake George and Lake Mary and of course Crystal Lake. You find a sign for Mammoth Crest Trail once you've just about reached the top of the climb to Crystal Lake. Small decent to the lake note: it may be easy for some people to lose the trail here especially if the altitude is effecting you poorly... so watch your step.

hiking
7 days ago

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9 days ago

a big climb at the beginning but getting to the top was well worth it.

hiking
13 days ago

A hidden gem after a moderate 1.2 mile walk.

19 days ago

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hiking
21 days ago

Great hike for kids and dogs with beautiful views of lakes George and Mary as well as the back of the Sherwin's.

21 days ago

My wife and I took our 3 and 5 year old kids up on this hike. It's not too hard if you have a light pack. The hike is gorgeous with a view of lake George and lake Mary below. Crystal Lake is a great treat to end a great hike! Absolutely beautiful!

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21 days ago

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hiking
27 days ago

Amazing hike! Fairly easy and the views are incredible. Go early to avoid crowds.

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29 days ago

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