Mono Lake Trail [CLOSED]

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Inyo National Forest

Mono Lake Trail [CLOSED] is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lee Vining, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 72 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


ohv / off road driving




ohv/off road driving
10 months ago

Confirmed Trail is Closed and locked.

Fri Aug 31 2018

The directions lead to private property, but if you head east for about 3 miles from the directions you can find a 4x4 trail that travels around mono lake. That was worth it.

Tue Jun 19 2018

Not much of a hike but it was an interesting walk. the rocks where salt and cool to see.

Tue Jun 21 2016

This lake is pretty gross. We want to check out the tufas but decided to go back before getting to them. Very muddy and smelly. Was very disappointed

Tue Dec 12 2017