Mammoth Lakes Adventure Trails

Mammoth Lakes have some of the most amazing walking tours for adventure seeker. Some of the top and highly recommended tours include the following:
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve – It is a very easy walking trail with a length of only one mile which you can do in less than one hour. You will experience unique sights of Mono Lake which are incredibly picturesque and breath-taking. Points of interest during this trail are the South Tufa Grove Trailhead, South Tufa Grove, Tufa Grove Junction, Navy Beach and Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Centre.
The Thousand Island Lake – is regarded as a very strenuous 27 miles walking trail with some hiking involved. The duration of the walk is up to 4 days long and only experienced back packer are recommended to take this hike. Hikers will travel through the Ansel Adams Wilderness and along Pacific Crest towards Thousand Island Lake and the day hikes from there is focused around Banner Peak. Panoramic views are in abundance in the trail with views of Lake Catherine, Thousand Island Lake and Garnet Lake.
Laurel Lakes 4×4 Trail – is a family friendly trail with moderate difficulty and duration of 3 hours and a distance of 4.5 miles. Breathtaking scenery is guaranteed with this trail and hikers will climb up towards crystal-clear and secluded mountain lakes and fishing there for golden and brown trout. This trail is open to ATV’s, hikers, bikers and dirt bikes and recommended as one of the ultimate experiences of Mammoth Lakes.
Mammoth Mountain – Twin Lakes Trail – this trail has a distance of 5.7 miles and is a one day trail and reviewed to be quite strenuous. The trail’s starting point is at the Twin Lakes camping grounds with great view points, including seven Lakes view point and past the bottomless pit.

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Books and Maps

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