Horseshoe Lake Loop

EASY 22 reviews

Horseshoe Lake Loop is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles
167 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking





18 days ago

20 days ago

Beautiful view throughout and perfect for all ages!

mountain biking
20 days ago

Water level is high and lake is beautiful. A little snow remains. This was so much fun to mountain bike I did the loop twice.

25 days ago

Simple hike.
Not a hike if you want to be away from people and enjoy the peacefulness of the mountains.

26 days ago

Beautiful hike around the lake - as of today, parts of the trail are still covered in snow! Nice and level trail with creek crossings. One of my favorites - you can ride the lakes trolley up to it to make it totally relaxing.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Took the kids here yesterday and the trail was covered in snow in most spots! Made it a bit challenging at times but we were able to make our way. I'd love to visit again when the snow has completely melted.

3 months ago

11 months ago

Easy hike for beginners or those coming up to Mammoth from sea level. Beautiful scenery!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 08, 2016

Scenery is wonderful. Easy walk.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday, September 06, 2015

This is my favorite unpaved non-hike in Mammoth. Beautiful forest and magnificent rock formations without much of any elevation gain. Apparently there is some novice rock climbing and bouldering in the area as well. This is a popular trail with locals, and with people with dogs. Expect to move over a few times for mountain bikes -- there are a lot of beginners that don't announce they're passing.

I haven't biked around it yet, but I want to as it looks like a lot of fun. At the same time, there is some very deep soft sand on the south end and some large root gardens, but that's part of the challenge.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mellow walking trail with bouldering spots and an open air amphitheater on the back side. Horseshoe lake is known locally for being the dog lake. Excellent place to let the pooches run and swim free!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Love this hike - super easy and relaxing. Watch out for the mountain bikers. BTW....I really like riding my mountain bike on this trail!