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Lake George to Deer Lakes

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Lake George to Deer Lakes is a 10.3 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: 10.3 miles Elevation Gain: 2,936 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is alright but the lakes are nothing special after seeing Duck lake and Pika lake these lakes were kinda dissapointing especially after all the effort to get there. Probably the best part of this trail is the views of the Mammoth area from the ridge but its all uphill until you get there then another ascent before getting to Deer lakes. Overall to much work for little reward there is better trails at Mammoth to do.

hiking
1 month ago

No mosquitos today some of the best views you will find. Walking the ridge it is gorgeous both sides. On the way back a totally different view.

backpacking
bugs
2 months ago

The mosquitos at deer lake were extreme, the worst I’ve ever seen. Good hike if you stay away from deer lake and just view it from the ridge I think. Maybe another part of the year would be better for this one instead of the summer due to mosquitos

hiking
Saturday, October 06, 2018

Spectacular!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Views and solitude are your payback.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

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

hiking
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.

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25 days ago

recorded Recording - Sep 17, 06:50 PM

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hiking
Sunday, September 23, 2018

backpacking
Friday, September 14, 2018

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