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Crystal Lake trail

Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Stunning vistas!

Dont miss this hike when in Mammoth.....not difficult...and stunning!! Best to go early....and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Murrieta, California
Great views

Enjoyed a short but steep hike to Cathedral Lake above Lake George. Spectacular setting for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dont miss this hike when in Mammoth.....not difficult...and stunning!! Best to go early....and lots of water. I did it with my 87 year old father...anyone can do it!

Thank bettyboopdiaz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a short but steep hike to Cathedral Lake above Lake George. Spectacular setting for the lake surrounded by mountains and a very peaceful morning although a bit of a struggle through snow drifts even in early July. Great views toward Lake George and Mary's...More

Thank BartLasVegas_Nevada
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a great quick short hike... we like to do it in winter... its east but makes you feel like you got "out".

Thank SGWest
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This trail takes about an hour to get to Crystal Lake from the car park. The views of the surrounding lakes and mountains are outstanding. The nearby Crystal Crag dominates the view. It has about a dozen rock routes on it including a moderate 5.6...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This was the first time on this trail. It takes you near crystal crag for a gorgeous view down the canyon for 3 lakes. One of the best day hikes put of the Lake Mary area.

Thank Liza W
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Parking at Lake George, the first part is a little steep, but the views are well worth it with a number of different looks at the Lakes Basin and you ascend and descend. Crystal Crag is hovering . over the lake.

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I'm mixed on this hike because Crystal Lake was beautiful. The trouble is the trail getting there. The trail is dusty and consists of many moderate switchbacks. It took us about 45 minutes to get to the top of the trail. The elevation is high...More

4  Thank dilly4j
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

There is truly nothing better than breathing fresh Mountain Air and veiwing beautiful landscapes. While there were quite a few people out and about fishing and walking around it wasn't too crowded and once we ventured off along one of the trails away from the...More

Thank Alicia R
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Not too strenuous hike with beautiful payoff! Great fishing along the way! We stopped at Barrett and Lake TJ. All good fun!

Thank ShamrockGo
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We made the hike on a weekday and the parking lot was very full. We were lucky to find a spot at the trailhead. This is a challenging hike if your not in the best shape but there are plenty of places to stop along...More

Thank McWett
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4 July 2015|
Response from Ryan R |
From the Meridian/Old Mammoth Rd intersection (the Vons intersection), go north on Old Mammoth Rd until it ends. Turn left on Main St. Follow Main St and it turns into Lake Mary Road. Follow this 5 miles or so and you will... More