June Lake Loop Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
#60 of 118 trails in

June Lake Loop Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near June Lake, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1276 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

I would only recommend this trail as an out and back, and only if you are looking for a good workout in the first 2 miles of elevation climb. My suggestion would be to turn around once you hit the ski resort. The trail is not marked at all after this so unless you have the GPS loaded with the map, you will either take an unshaded dirt road all the way back, or find yourself on federal land. The actual trail back, should you find it, is in poor condition with the remaining section leaving you walking on the shoulder of the road. The first 2 miles do offer nice views of the lake and shaded forest, and like I said it was a great workout for the first 1200 feet or so of straight up elevation climb with only a few switchbacks along the way.

hiking
3 months ago

Great views, the quintessential June Lake experience. Loved the change in landscape we got with the changes in elevation. There's a little bit of everything from desert sagebrush to evergreens and aspen grooves. There were some snow patches and seasonal streams and temporary lakes made of snowmelt. Paused the recorder a few times to take it all in and forgot to unpause so my recording is a bit spotty. We ended at the closed ski resort and then took the service road back down. Did not see another soul until we got to town. Walked back to our car through town with a pit stop at June Lake Brewing. Great hike to see all this area has to offer!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Trail and parking starts out across the street from the fire station. Steep start but levels out. The trail was still a bit snowy as it was a record snowfall season. Once we made it to the ski resort it was too snowy to continue to the Yost Creek Trail so we took the dirt road down until we hit the cutback trail into town, this was all dry. To top off the afternoon we had O'Hana's Food Truck and June Lake Brewing! :)

hiking
4 months ago