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Just hiked it yesterday with my dog. There is clear trail for about 1/4 mile if your lucky enough to find that section. After that it’s pretty much snowpack the whole way. Lots of postholing. Snowshoes recommended. Pretty much guessing where the trail was and made plenty wrong turns. Ended up following some ski tracks and made it to Barney. All the lakes were still frozen and made for some gorgeous views. Skelton from above was by far my favorite view. Mid thaw, valley down below, mountains to the right, beautiful! The snow made it tough but well worth the effort. Got to watch some backcountry skiers come down one of the mountains above Barney too. Awesome!

Great spring hike near Mammoth Lakes. Gentle incline up to a beautiful lake. Trail is well maintained and easy to follow. Dog-friendly.

Amazing Hiking and swimming

Hiked today. Not for the AAA Club hiker - which I am. Trail had lots of scree, snow, and eventually defeated at the cross over, where there once was a concrete bridge, due to the high level runoff.
Definitely bring water moccasins if you want to cross over and get to the first lake.
Regardless the scenery was spectacular and worth my 8 mile out-and-back.

Great trail with outstanding views of the surrounding mountains. The trail was very nice and thare wer pepole fishing the lake. The trail was nice and easy to follow.

Super easy hike, even for a family with kids. Such beauty everywhere you look. Must do, if in the Convict Lake area. It took a lot longer than needed, only because I was taking it all in.

Beautiful hike around convict lake. Easy and well maintained trail.

backpacking
1 month ago

We actually made a loop hike from Agnew Meadows to Ediza, then stayed the next night at Minnaret Lake having hiked by Iceberg and Cecile. That off-trail section was a bit sketchy due to incline and tallus. However, the Minnarets presiding over all of those gorgeous lakes were breathtaking. Ediza L. to Minnaret L. is some of the most beautiful land in Ansel Adams Wilderness to me, and that is really saying something because there are many spectacular places there.

Fun and easy for any age

nature trips
1 month ago

Beautiful and peaceful

Hiked the loop Sat 3/31/18. Started on the north side, totally clear until the meadow, from the meadow on increasingly snowy on the trail until the visible avalanche area on the south side, pretty slow going but passable in boots, beautiful day, sunny and clear, love this trail 5/5 year round :)

2 months ago

Nothing to see but the view from the parking lot. You can’t get within 30feet of the creek. Bring your long camera lense.

it was a great hike easy for the kiddos and very beautiful..

hiking
2 months ago

Nice and easy hike with our 2 small dogs (avoid summer as there is no shade especially for dogs )

backpacking
3 months ago

Camped overnight at Barney.

scenic driving
3 months ago

Been to Laurel Lake 44 times! Always 4x4! (mine is a Jeep TJ standard) Talk to a Forest Ranger in Mammoth Lakes--Sometimes they have new updates on trail. Arrive at trail beginning "early" say sunrise up to 11:00 a.m. Then enjoy the drive and peninsula on lake. Peninsula is highest place to legally have a campfire! Wonderful fly fishing here! 7 wonderful hikes around & above lake. When driving back down never, ever leave till 2:00 p.m. ! ! WHY? Road is narrow...just a bit winder than your vehicle! No head on meeting! Very difficult to dive backwards with steep drop offs. Only 2 areas to pass each other and far apart. My Activity: 4x4, fishing, photography, hiking, walking.
Best months to go up: no snow. Saturday can be to crowded---new visitors unaware of narrow road!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike even in February. Several lakes at the top.

nice and easy hike! too bad we came in November, otherwise the trees and the lake would be more beautiful in sight!

This place is breathtaking. Seems almost unreal. I will come back again and again - hiked in October of ‘17

fishing
4 months ago

Hiked this trail early October. Tough fishing at Duck Lake but awesome scenery.

Beautiful hike! Easy terrain in a breath taking location . Great place to take the family and spend a bit of quality time.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail, not too steep but not flat. At the end you will find a beautiful frozen lake. Best part is there is very light traffic.

on Barrett Lake Trail

hiking
5 months ago

A beautiful hike!

hiking
5 months ago

We parked at Lake George, the campground was closed. The hike takes you along Lake George, crosses a stream and steadily climbs until you reach gorgeous Barrett Lake. We turned around here but you can continue to the next lake.

Great easy hike for the family and kids. Great swim by the waterfall depending the on water level

I picked up the trail at the welcome center and went through the vacant campground - the trail is not marked well at all. I turned around and went back.
Eh.

the first mile is pretty much uphill on soft drift/sand. it starts of at low elevation and as you climb you get higher and higher. I only made it 1.53 miles in and had to turn around to meet a friend in town. but the last half mile made the first mile worth it!! some ice and snow on the ground. so watch your step.

Hike is so worth the constant switchbacks (which did seem like forever but it ends I swear!)

6 months ago

Great views on the way up with both Lava Tube and Seven Lakes Point for rest stops. It gets really windy at the top and there were a couple of areas where I got nervous about the narrow trail/cliff edges. Alternate option down is to loop around the Seven Lakes Trail.

Beautiful easy hike! Highly recommend

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