Lundy Canyon Trail

HARD 27 reviews
#18 of 104 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.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2208 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

27 days 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.

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

No place like Lundy Canyon.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

backpacking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Amazing, quiet, beautiful hike. Pristine views.

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10 months ago

11 months ago

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11 months ago

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Love this hike!!

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

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

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

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

hiking
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.

Monday, May 30, 2016

hiking
Friday, May 20, 2016

Beautiful hike! Views change from waterfalls to creeks to ponds. When we went (late May) the upper 1/3 was still mostly snow but we were able to get up to the upper falls in boots. Doggy loves it too!

hiking
Sunday, January 17, 2016

An easy hike with great views and some history to the past from the miners who once year round in the canyon. If you're looking for a good place for a vacation, Lundy Lake offers a great place to camp.

hiking
Friday, September 18, 2015

hiking
Friday, August 14, 2015

Amazingly beautiful hike. Fairly easy for an Eastern Sierra hike (rather like Rock Creek without the crowds). Off the beaten track, so lots of solitude. Mileage depends on where you begin and end. If you go all the way to the end of the dirt road (little loop), then it's just over two miles to the best cascading falls, or four miles round trip.