Devils Bathtub Trail

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Devils Bathtub Trail is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mono Hot Springs, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.2 miles
1587 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




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wild flowers



1 day ago

This was a beautiful hike! starts out easy, and then at the tail end the incline sneaks up on you to bring it to a moderately difficult hike, but well worth the extra cardio once you get to the lake. Make sure to check weather, as midday thunder/rain storms are common in this high of country. We were rained on for a few hours, but it cleared up to reveal beautiful weather! Mosquitoes are BAD. Recommend to layer up, and use bug repellent to be able to stand a chance.
Can be done in a day if you are an active person who does cardio/hikes semi regularly. May not be as enjoyable if you try to do it in one day without being prepared for the cardio. Passed a few fisherman and they all said they got great catches. Next time I'll be taking a pole!

3 days ago

An amazing hike.

3 months ago

Easy trail. Lots of water crossings so be prepared.

10 months ago

It's becoming more crowded that a couple years ago sadly. Still a great spot with a gorgeous payoff at the top. Be aware no campfires near the lake.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Great weekend backpacking trip. Definitely secluded on the north side of the lake.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

So I see that they ha e this a moderate hike not true if difficult the last 2 miles

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Did 5 days at Devils Bathtub, amazing trip.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

great trail to hike, camp, and fish. one of the nicest lakes I've hiked to.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

love the hike, moderate, great for an overnight or day hike, for overnight, hike around the lake to the far end there is a spectacular camp site on the meadow, fishing a little though at the lake the creek proof to be way more effective for a fresh dinner.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Has to be one of the best hike around the area. Rewarding end. the view is spectacular! Didn't know the trail was 10 miles round trip since the sign doesn't say nor does the map. Worth the trip and best part was there was no one in sight but me and 2 friends :)

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Loved this hike! Amazing views and a lovely place to swim at the end. Moderately challenging at times, but well worth it!! Well marked trail, well kept and not overly crowded. Spent the night at the campground nearby. Lovely trip!

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Awesome hike, long long long drive to get there. Parking and road access is unclear after Lake Edison drains a bit. This trail is open to horses and pack animals, and a bear and 2 cubs were sighted on the trail (totally normal), so be aware!

Monday, February 25, 2013

This is the second trail I've taken since I started backpacking in '86. Beautiful country. Have been here a dozen times since and it's still beautiful. Go during the week if you want privacy, as its very frequently used by day hikers on the weekends.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Awesome hike. What a beautiful reward awaits you after the last steep haul. Bouldering to the north side of the lake to camp at the "beach" is VERY worth it. Plenty of great fishing too!

Thursday, July 21, 2011