Horseshoe Lake Loop

EASY 39 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
147 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

forest

lake

waterfall

hiking
6 days ago

A very easy hike with scenic mountain views on sandy underground. Sadly the lake's water level was pretty low.

walking
2 months ago

Very nice leisurely walk with some great mountain views and a large lake that your dog can run around! Easy walk, if you're looking for any sort of challenge then this is not for you, if not then I recommend it!

3 months ago

Nice easy trail

3 months ago

5/29/18 0700hrs - hiking boots highly recommended. Still considerable snowpack on the southwest slope, especially around the bridges. Much nicer to walk on the beach than sticking to the trail.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Beautiful view throughout and perfect for all ages!

mountain biking
Friday, July 28, 2017

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.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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.

hiking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

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

Friday, July 08, 2016

Scenery is wonderful. Easy walk.

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

hiking
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!

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This is a great hiking/biking trail that is relatively easy. I like to mountain bike around it. There are several bridges that take you across creeks as well as a few crossings without bridges so you'll have the opportunity to practice your creek crossing skills. Many of these creeks dry up in mid/late summer. Horseshoe lake allows for swimming so you can refresh yourself after the hike! This lake has a pretty cool beach. Great for the whole family.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

recorded JMT

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

recorded Track - Jul 14 05:15 PM

trail running
2 months ago

recorded horseshoe

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

recorded horseshoe lake Mammoth

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

snowshoeing
8 months ago

hiking
Monday, August 21, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

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