Mammoth Lakes, just outside the Eastern Gate of Yosemite in the Eastern Sierra is a hiker’s paradise in every season.
Hiking in the Mammoth Lakes area during the spring offers spectacular scenery and mild temperatures. Each week a new lake thaws and the snow melts on one of our many trails.
In the summer there is no better way to really experience Mammoth Lakes natural beauty than at an eye-level hiking pace. You may find yourself adjusting your tempo to that of the trail. Stop a moment to watch a cunning little lizard cool itself with millimeter-high push-ups.
Notice the hawks swooping, the grouse scuttling, the way the aroma of sage is released when you lightly brush against it.
John Muir and Ansel Adams wilderness areas – lush alpine meadows and crystal-clear high-country lakes – are an easy day hike. Discover the natural beauty of this area on one of our popular Day Hikes.
Hiking around Mammoth Lakes in the fall is an experience not to be missed. This beautiful, though uncrowded, season brings crisp mountain mornings, warm days and the opportunity to experience the colors that comprise the
palette of autumn. Aspen, willow and cottonwood trees light up the slopes during this very special time of year.
Fall is definitely photography season, so be sure to bring a camera and plenty of film. Once you’re here, be sure to check out the local shops’ extensive selection of guidebooks to Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra.