Panorama Dome Trail

EASY 18 reviews

Panorama Dome Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
288 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

7 days ago

I gave this a 5 because it was an awesome panoramic view for modest effort. We hiked the bike trails up across from the upper lot at Twin Lakes because they did not want people back where the heavy equipment was clearing and reconstructing Lake Mary Rd. You need to keep an eye out on the right for the sign for the hiking trail. It is not a can't miss type of thing.. A bit of a snow scramble towards the top, but the effort was well worth it. Saw deer and a big cat pawprint along the way.

hiking
10 days ago

3 months ago

9 months ago

Somewhat strenuous, but well worth the effort to find as well as hike. Mostly uphill to the views at trails end, then back downhill.

hiking
10 months ago

Short uphill hike great views
on top well worth the time.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy hike for great views. We took the long way down and walked through the Twin Lakes campground.

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

I loved the views you have a 360 view of Mammoth, Twin Lakes and the falls absolutely stunning. Found a memorial plaque on a rock. Great hike for the views.

hiking
Monday, June 13, 2016

Fun! Perfect for us (two parents and two little kids). A very manageable walk up to the top for some really nice views.

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2016

road biking
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

hiking
Friday, August 16, 2013

Short, fairly easy trail. Uphill at first, downhill to finish. Beautiful views overlooking Mammoth Lakes and surrounding valley. Passed a trail runner while doing it, would be good hill run!

hiking
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

On a way back we met bear , he walk about 100 foot from us . First impression - shock, but in a few second later we start to make noise and bear start slowly run to north east .
I even pictured him , will posted here !
Nice view from top of dome but air was with smoke from huge forest fire 25 miles from us . Biggest fire this season locally covering 14000 acres!

hiking
Sunday, May 19, 2013

Overall a pretty easy hike with a great view. We hiked up in rainy, overcast weather in May. We still enjoyed the view, although we could tell it would have been much better in clear weather. We had trouble finding and keeping the trail though. It didn't seem to be well-marked, except for a sign for a trailhead we never found.

hiking
Sunday, September 16, 2012

I like to take people that don't hike much on this trail. Pretty easy and with little effort you get some great views.

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This is a great little hike that is up/down. It will offer you huge views. This is a trail that is relatively short so elders and little ones should be able to do it! There are actually two trails-one take you to the top of the dome and is for hiking only. The second one is a multi use trail that allows for mountain biking which skirts the north side of the dome and drops you off about 1/4 mile from the top of the Mammoth Rock Trail. I like to link Panorama with Mammoth rock trail for an epic Mountain bike!