Rush Creek to Gem Lake

MODERATE 2 reviews

Rush Creek to Gem Lake is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near June Lake, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2185 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

snow

hiking
1 month ago

This trail presented a tough climb up & a difficult stream crossing due to the snow melt. The views at the top of Gem lake & Agnew lake were well worth the effort. Crowds thinned out once you crossed the falls. Start of trail was a bit confusing from the campground, but you can continue on the road for about 5oo yards to reconnect to the trail head as the signs at the campground said the trail was closed due to flooding.

hiking
4 months ago