Duck Lake Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews
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Duck Lake Trail is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2293 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

This large, grand, austere mountain lake is close enough for a day hike from Mammoth Lakes, but far enough that it still offers solitude to those who want it. Wilderness permit required for overnight use.

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4 hours ago

10.5 mile out and back hike. The elevation gain is moderate most of the way up. No snow on the trail. Bring insect repellent as there are mosquitos near the lakes. Beautiful views and many wildflowers still blooming-columbine, penstemon, paintbrush and more.

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10 days ago

Pretty awesome & changing views. Up hill maybe st of the way in, but marked well. Gorgeous ending- go up switchback past the lake for best views at end. Tons of mosquitoes in hanging lakes/ponds along trial- bring insect repellent!!

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19 days ago

I rated this Trail a 4 ONLY because of the mosquitos, going in late July they were so bad I got eaten alive so bring bug spray! Other than that this trail was awesome!

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1 month ago

Great family hike! A bit tricky to get to the cliff jumping spot because the marsh area is very wet this year, but still made it across.

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