Parker Lake Trail

EASY 95 reviews
#6 of 113 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
672 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

hiking
1 day ago

Great easy hike!

6 days ago

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

13 days 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
19 days ago

hiking
20 days 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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

1 month 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
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great view

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy and absolutely beautiful. Very crowded though.

Beautiful!!

1 month ago