Emerald Lake Trail

EASY 32 reviews
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Emerald Lake Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
567 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

lake

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3 months ago

Great trail to take your four legged friend on. Beautiful lake.

3 months ago

Great for 2 mile round trip with the dog. 7/10 still s little snow on the trail, but no biggie.

3 months ago

Great for super easy 2 mile round trip with the dog!

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Saturday, October 01, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Dogs and hubby and I enjoyed the hike up and the beautiful lake once we got there!

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Thursday, August 04, 2016

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Gorgeous

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Beautiful scenic all the way

Friday, July 01, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Perfect for a family hike. We took our five year old and one year old in early June, when there were still a few patches of snow. A decent amount of shade and pretty lake to see. Next time, we will go further to see Sky Meadow. Definitely family friendly! And it could be a quick hike without kids.

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Sunday, September 06, 2015

Easy hike. Though there is a steady climb at the beginning, it isn't nearly as steep as the other trails in the Lakes Basin. The lake is small, but has its own unique beauty, it's not "just another lake." To make a full day out of it, after reaching Emerald Lake, head up the trail along Coldwater Creek to Sky Meadows. I imagine the wildflowers would be out of this world up there in the spring.