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Mammoth Crest Trail

Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Hike to Crystal lake

First time on this trail section, but a great short hike. There is some elevation gain, but the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
howardlh19
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Amazing beautiful views all around you, from large trees to lakes that are amazingingly beautiful... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

First time on this trail section, but a great short hike. There is some elevation gain, but the views as you get higher up are outstanding. Crystal lake is a nice spot for a lunch or short visit.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Amazing beautiful views all around you, from large trees to lakes that are amazingingly beautiful. To all wild life that you can amagine.

1  Thank U5922WCbarbaras
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

My friend and I went here on a snowy afternoon. The paths were cleared, and the hike felt perfectly safe but challenging.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

First 2 of 6 miles is steady up then 4 miles of gentle up with a short downhill to Deer Lakes. No need to hike all the way to Deer Lakes. After that first 2 miles you are on a ridge top and that's good...More

Thank Rolf K
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

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

1  Thank N4124CProbertp
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

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.

1  Thank Johndrewcox
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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.

3  Thank Janice N
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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
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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
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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
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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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