Explore the most popular backpacking trails near Mono Hot Springs with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

horseback riding
1 month ago

Yeee Haaw!

backpacking
1 month ago

I agree with the two previous comments from several years ago! This trail felt longer than stated...it is definitely all uphill with lots of switchbacks. We didn't make it to the lake and complete the whole loop. About 6 miles in there are several rivers and waterfalls...according to the map the split to start the loop should be right around there and we couldn't find it. We kept going up the trail, past where the split should have been and still nothing! This was a beautiful place to stop and set up camp...but we're bummed we didn't make it to the lakes.
Lots and lots of water, fallen trees to climb across, river fishing etc... I have never seen so many waterfalls in one place! I'm wondering if this trail would be more passable later in the year when there is less flowing water.

We'll definitely be back to try it again! But prepared for a longer, more challenging hike.

hiking
3 months ago

This place is like the veins of the earth. There are places to explore and swim here where no other humans have ever trodden. Some of the most beautiful scenery and peaceful feelings you will ever experience.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

some of the best swimming holes I've ever seen.

hiking
Thursday, May 21, 2015

I agree with the previous reviewer that the distances are longer than stated.
I have included a link to my review.

camping
Monday, August 01, 2011

I blelieve the trail is longer than 18mi, according to our GPS is was 12.5mi in making it 25mi round trip. There are A LOT of switchbacks. Pretty much the whole way there is up hill, climbing about 3,500ft.

hiking
1 month ago

on Mono Creek

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

hiking
Monday, June 15, 2015

hiking
Saturday, May 05, 2012