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Lundy to Oneida Lake Trail

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Inyo National Forest

Lundy to Oneida Lake Trail is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lee Vining, 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 8.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,860 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

rocky

snow

washed out

The remarkable old road to the May Lundy Mine now serves only as a footpath for hikers to explore the austere alpine scenery of Lake Canyon and the remains of one of the Eastern Sierra's most remote mining settlements.

hiking
5 days ago

Hiked this June 25, 2020. Road was open to the trailhead. Bathroom is locked. Our 80 pound Doberman made is across the first three water crossings, but could not navigate the fourth which was about 20 feet across with loose log placement. Had to turn back, but the beaver dams, pools, and waterfalls made for a beautiful hike. Areas of loose rock and shale along with multiple water crossings make for a moderately difficult hike. 50 degrees at 7:30am.

hiking
rocky
snow
7 months ago

great trail. no one on it. stunning views

hiking
8 months ago

Not sure about mileage. We didnt' hike to the edge of Oneuda Lake. However, we walked to the CAUTION sign, where we could see the northern tip of the lake. My phone showed round trip from the parking lot 6 2. No matter what nice hike. Just note, to the lake 99% uphill! But worth it. Took 2 puppies and they did fine!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike. Great views. Very cool to see the abandoned may Lundy mine. The trail is not as well maintained as others in the Inyo National Forest. I would recommend waterproof hiking boots and bug spray!

hiking
10 months ago

Somewhat difficult trail in parts, particularly where water is flowing over a large majority of the trail. There's two little stretches like that about 1-1.5 miles in but don't let that stop you. It dries up after that and the lake at the end is gorgeous! Trail is mostly loose rock so hiking boots with ankle support are most definitely recommended Elevation gain is actually 2900 feet Great views most of the way too. Highly recommended

hiking
bugs
muddy
snow
washed out
Thu Jul 04 2019

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
snow
Tue Jun 18 2019

Most amazing trail ever my 6 year old made it as well!

hiking
muddy
no shade
off trail
over grown
scramble
snow
Sat May 11 2019

Sat Jul 21 2018

Well marked trail that is uphill from the trailhead to Oneida lake. Part of the trail is rocky so I would advise wearing good shoes. A fair sized alpine lake with good fishing. Beautiful views.

hiking
Thu Jan 25 2018

I have hiked this trail 5 or 6 times. The trail is fairly steep at times, and narrow in a few spots. The last time I did this hike was in 2014 with my wife and son. I was excited to show them the mine shaft and all the other mining equipment. I was disapointed when I saw that the shaft had been collapsed or collapsed on its own. It is still a gorgeous hike, and one I hope to take a few more times.

hiking
Sat Oct 07 2017

Great hike with beautiful fall color near Lundy Lake. Historical remnants were interesting and added a desolate vibe to the area.

backpacking
Thu Jul 20 2017

Spent 3 nights at Oneida Lake with a college roommate from 1973. Beautiful setting with excellent fishing for brook and raunbow trout. Explored the Lundy Mine, high above Oneida Lake. Come prepared for possible wind and wet trail.

hiking
Sat Jan 14 2017

This trail was rewarding at the end, when you get to beautiful Oneida lake. But the trek up to the lake is very monotonous at times. The trail is an old service road that is no longer used, and is full of loose rock ; it's very easy to sprain an ankle. The elevation gain is pretty much constant the whole way up, with very little flat spots to give you a break from the climbing. On the way up there is an abandoned lumber mill which is fun to look at. It gets very windy up at Oneida lake so bring a windbreaker even if it is warm outside.

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