Parker Lake Trail

EASY 114 reviews
#7 of 118 trails in

Parker Lake Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near June Lake, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
636 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

bugs

hiking
23 days ago

Absolutely beautiful hike !

hiking
1 month ago

Just missed the fall colors! But still a beautiful hike. Went mid morning and the weather was cool but perfect for hiking. First mile or so is when you gain the 600 or so elevation and then it is mostly easy and along a stream. Able to accomplish it slowly with a bad knee. Would be great for kids, dogs, and us creakier ones too!

2 months ago

Awesome Trail uphill and through some open brush ground from parking lot about a mile and then your next to the creek outlet from parker lake and then you get to the lake and you can hike around it to the left or right back to the trail you came in on... really beautiful in the fall season suggest going in afternoon and coming back as sun sets its really nice views

hiking
2 months ago

This hike has several factors that make it a (5) star hike: Incredible vistas, beautiful natural features and a great payoff at the end. It was approximately 3.5 miles to Parker Lake, so it is approximately 7 miles round-trip.

I would describe this hike as very accessible and it is appropriate for a variety of ages / fitness levels; That said, the only negative is that the hike is well-traversed, so expect to see lots of people on the trail. Despite the amount of people who visit, the trail is surprisingly clean!

Have fun!

2 months ago

Hiked this with my family. Beautiful creek in the Aspen Trees on the way up. Stunning view of the Parker Lake and waterfalls above. Awesome view of Mono Lake on the way back down. Would love to visit again.

3 months ago

Really nice hike

3 months ago

Amazing hike. Great with kids and a large group.

hiking
3 months ago

Great easy hike!

4 months ago

Nice and easy trail with lots of shade, amazing views of mono lake, and a great spot for a picnic at Parker lake.

4 months ago

super fun. nice fun cardio workout. did some fishing but nothing brought the wrong bait.loll mosquito were terrible and they were hungry.... but it was nice being in nature. peace and quite.

hiking
4 months ago

Wear bug spray! The hike itself was OK, but the lake was magically beautiful. I thought this hike was moderate (not easy) to the lake because of the July heat. But the hike back was easy and downhill. Less mosquitos when you get to the lake side, the water is very cold, but refreshing to those who need to cool off quickly.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike with kids. Bring some repellent. The views coming and going are rewarding.

hiking
5 months ago

This is a really nice trail to a pretty Lake, the water that runs alongside the trail is also very pretty and so clear. The view of Mono Lake basin on the way out was great. I'd say this was an easy out-and-back

5 months ago

This hike was really underwhelming. We had hiked around the Mammoth Lake Basin the previous few days, which maybe made this seem ugly by comparison. It's a really deserty/arid trail. There are mountains in the background as you're hiking, but no stunning views of anything. The lake is absolutely INFESTED with mosquitoes, so we turned back around immediately. If you're looking for beautiful views and a picturesque lake, this is not the hike for you.

hiking
5 months ago

Hike is easy and straight forward. The lake is beautiful and the water temp was great for a brisk swim

5 months ago

One of the best lakes I have ever been too!

5 months ago

Great view

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty trail which leads to a beautiful lake. The trail offers some great views of the valley. Half of the trail is rather exposed, so plenty of sun block might be required. The other half of the trail, while mostly tree covered, is home to many mosquitoes.

The road to the trail head is packed gravel but generally smooth except for one small area just before the trail head parking lot which has been damaged and currently has some rather large ditches.

hiking
5 months ago

I went with family and two small dogs. Relatively easy hike to the lake where there were nice alpine views of the YNP mountains in the background.

5 months ago

Great hike, bring water and wear bug repellant, There is a lot mosquitos once you get up into the shade and by the lake. The kids and dogs did great, we seen many people on the trail and older people as well.

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