Lake George to Deer Lakes

MODERATE 12 reviews

Lake George to Deer Lakes is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from August until October.

DISTANCE
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3080 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

1 month ago

Pretty solid hike with intermittent lovely views along the way. The first chunk is a grunt heading out of the parking area, with some excellent views of the lakes down in the valley basin. There are lots of day hikers in the first part of the hike, but it thins out later.

Headed toward Mammoth Pass you lose tree coverage it can get pretty hot in the sun. Again, there are nice views here. Then you move into long crank up to a bit over 11,000 feet. You lose the views for a while until you get to a point with a great view back down a rocky valley to the floor below.
The three lakes are nice. We had great luck fishing in the lower lake, but didn't see anything in the northern lake, where we camped. Ended up doing a day hike to the ridge looking back down to Lake Mary, which also gave some nice views.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Views and solitude are your payback.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

There are beautiful views of lakes and creeks and mountains. Lots of shaded areas.

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Sunday, August 07, 2016

Great hike!! Recommend going early to avoid lots of other hikers

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Monday, November 18, 2013

The views on this hike are simply stunning from start to finish. In mid July, there is a huge variety of high altitude wildflowers of various kinds along the whole trail. The last half mile trek down to Deer Lakes is extremely steep - be prepared. Overall one of the most beautiful high altitude hikes I've done in the Eastern Sierras.