Sherwin Lakes Trail

MODERATE 77 reviews
#13 of 118 trails in

Sherwin Lakes Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

muddy

snow

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13 days ago

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1 month ago

Hiked from Sherwin Lakes trail head to Sherwin Lakes, then on to Valentine Lake. Came back via Valentine Lake Trail but ended up on a secondary trail that appeared to be a horse trail. Rejoined the official Valentine Trail just before getting to the Valentine Trail trail head. Then walked back to my car at Sherwin Lakes trail head. 13 miles and 2335 ft elevation gain. Trail is prettiest between Sherwin and Valentine Lakes. The trail down to Valentine was more enjoyable than coming up from Sherwin Lake trail head.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

took the trail over labor day weekend. got there by 9am and found parking on the trailhead and no foot traffic going up. on the return an hour later, lots of foot traffic and dogs. no parking left at trailhead. nice workout, well marked trail. bring lunch and enjoy by the lake.

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2 months ago

We arrived in Mammoth Lakes late in the afternoon (5 pm) and this was the perfect evening hike! Took about 45 mins-1 hour each way. The lake was beautiful and we were able to sit on a large rock and enjoy the view & a cold brew. Saw a black bear and a snake on the way back!

2 months ago

The first day hiking with a 25lb pack was challenging.
Great views

3 months ago

This is not an easy trail, but the payoff makes it worth it. The lake is full and the views are awesome.

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3 months ago

3 months ago

a little rough as we live at sea level and have only just acclimated, and we're just at the beginning of moderate hiking- however the switchbacks aren't the worst we've done and the lakes and views were worth it. :)

3 months ago

Good hike, a good work out with all those switch backs

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3 months ago