Lundy Canyon Trail

HARD 33 reviews
#21 of 118 trails in

Lundy Canyon Trail is a 5.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lee Vining, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.6 miles
2208 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips






wild flowers



Lundy Canyon is a hidden gem in the Eastern Sierras. Many people only think the Lundy Lake is the only attraction in this canyon. But they are totally wrong. The hike begins past the lake where the dirt road ends - trail begins. This is a easy hike. The highlight of a hike are cascading waterfalls. The trail is really visible the entire route. While hiking to the cascading waterfalls gushing with water, there is a couple hundred feet of elevation gain but nothing major. A very pleasant hike. The trail can be taken all the way up to Saddleback lake over the ridge but the waterfalls are there well before any serious climb is attempted.

4 days ago

10 days ago

My favorite spot on earth!

1 month ago

2 months ago

Absolutely fantastic hike. wildflowers everywhere, views of falls and lakes. we hiked up through running water past the top of the falls and ended up at a gorgeous oasis of pools and falls. it was a good workout but our 2 small dogs made it and had a blast.

4 months ago

This was a spectacular hike. Wildflowers, snow, lakes, waterfall, brook crossings. From the trailhead, it's only about half a mile to a great view of the falls, but it's a good workout. We went a little further, to the top of the falls (no view down, but beautiful pools), then stopped as it was wet and very snowy thereafter.

Note: if you have a high clearance 4-wheel drive, you can drive to the trailhead. You do drive through water, and there's one bad patch of fairly deep mud. As of May 27, anyway.

4 months ago

The trail has melted out to the waterfalls (about 1.5 miles in). It was a beautiful quick hike and one of the only ones that has partially melted out in the area.

9 months ago

10 months ago

No place like Lundy Canyon.

11 months ago

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Amazing, quiet, beautiful hike. Pristine views.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Love this hike!!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

This was such an incredible hike. Very beautiful but challenging. Definitely worth the sore muscles from this hike.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

What I loved was the variety of terrain. Beautiful waterfalls. The hike is more about the journey than the destination.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

did the hike end of May 2016. Still a lot of snow at the end of the canyon, so access to the upper lakes was not possible. Beautiful hike still.