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Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding area of the Eastern Sierra Mountains is home to a diverse array of hiking trails for all experience levels. The Mammoth Lakes Trail System features roughly 300 miles of paved, mixed-surface, and soft-surface trails. You can travel through some of the world's most stunning landscapes to alpine lakes, along canyon walls, and within dense forest. 

There are seemingly endless things to do outside around Mammoth Lakes, and hiking trails are plentiful. We've compiled a list of our favorite hikes in Mammoth Lakes. 

Twin Lakes in Mammoth Lakes, CA

Top Mammoth Lakes Hikes

Twin Lakes

  • Length: 5.7-mile, 2,372-foot gain
  • Type: Out & Back
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Crystal Lake Trail

  • Length: 3.1-mile, 833-foot gain
  • Type: Out & Back
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Rainbow Falls

  • Length: 4.8-mile, 528-foot gain
  • Type: Out & Back
  • Difficulty: Easy

Duck Pass

  • Length: 9.5-mile, 2,132-foot gain
  • Type: Out & Back
  • Difficulty: Moderate

John Muir Trail

  • Length: 83.7-mile, 14,776-foot gain
  • Type: Point-to-Point
  • Difficulty: Hard, for experienced hikers

Plan Your Mammoth Lakes Vacation

Mammoth Lakes is one of the country's most scenic places to visit, and one of the best places to hike. If you're planning a trip and want to stay in the comfort of a vacation rental in Mammoth Lakes, browse our selection of accommodations. We also have pet friendly accommodations so Fido can come too!

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