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Mammoth Crest Trail

Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Best Views Ever - Lakes Galore!

This is an amazing hike. Get an early start 8-9am. Take at least 2 bottles of water. Rated as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
N4124CProbertp
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Los Angeles, United States
Epic Views of Mammoth

See all of Mammoth in one spot. The Minarets. Check. Lake Mary and multiple other lakes. Check... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Johndrewcox
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Costa Mesa, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing hike. Get an early start 8-9am. Take at least 2 bottles of water. Rated as medium strenuous. You'll climb up for a while but you'll see 5 lakes as you continue to climb. So it's worth it. As you approach the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See all of Mammoth in one spot. The Minarets. Check. Lake Mary and multiple other lakes. Check. Crystal Crag. Check. Backside of Mammoth Mountain. Check. Amazing views and crystal clear waters and falls. This is a must if hiking in Mammoth.

Thank Johndrewcox
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We took the gondola up and then hiked down the 7 mile trail. There were fantastic views the entire time. Make sure you bring plenty of water and sunscreen with you.

2  Thank Janice N
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I've done this hike many times, most recently last week. It's a good day hike, from Lake George, with a steep uphill section. You feel it, but it's really a moderate hike. If you go past the fork for Crystal Lake, to the Crest, the...More

Thank JerryR10
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Started fairly early. Much easier to get a parking spot. Parking is limited. You walk through mostly forested areas, winding up the switch backs. Then you get a beautiful view of Mary, George and TJ Lakes below. Shortly you will see a sign that says...More

Thank Shelley W
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We took the Gondola up and hiked down to the Main Lodge. Bring lots of water and snakes the trail is quite exposed for the first part.

Thank 940Tina
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a steep difficult trail. Undertake this trail knowing your limitations. Pack lunch, water, sunscreen, and get ready for a workout.Some of the best Easten Sierra scenery.

Thank nancypants911
Reviewed 11 December 2015

this is a great hike for anybody into the outdoor, once you get to the to of the trail you will be greeted with great views. Take water

Thank andrew m
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Very nice hike. Great views. It can be very windy along the crest. We did not meet a lot of people although we hiked on a Saturday. It appears that most people just do the first half mile or so.

Thank Ruediger S
Reviewed 9 November 2015

I did this walk as part of my acclimatization for the JMT. I found the upper part hard going as it was only my second day walking at altitude, but I very much enjoyed the variety of terrain and scenery. Woodland at the bottom, desert...More

Thank Gimli-by-sea
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julieNipomo
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Response from Shelley W | Reviewed this property |
I just went on the Mammoth Mt. website and it doesn't look like the gondola is open right now. They are going to open in November and you may be able to ride when the open. For more information Tickets: Available online, by... More
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