Adaptive Options Hiking

Hiking around Sotcher Lake - Adaptive Option

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  • The 1.5-mile Sotcher Lake Loop nature trail is a popular introduction to the flora, fauna and geology of the Upper San Joaquin Valley. Catch the Reds Meadow Shuttle at the Adventure Center at Main Lodge. Be sure to bring cash for the bus. After switchbacking down into the valley, get off the bus at Sotcher Lake Stop #7. Heading around the lake counter-clockwise, there's a brief climb and descent before you cross the lake's inlet on the south end. The rest is flat and easy with good views and beach stops along the way. Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra does this hike as part of their trail clean-up days.

  • The 1.5-mile Sotcher Lake Loop nature trail is a popular introduction to the flora, fauna and geology of the Upper San Joaquin Valley. Catch the Reds Meadow Shuttle at the Adventure Center at Main Lodge. Be sure to bring cash for the bus. After switchbacking down into the valley, get off the bus at Sotcher Lake Stop #7. Heading around the lake counter-clockwise, there's a brief climb and descent before you cross the lake's inlet on the south end. The rest is flat and easy with good views and beach stops along the way. Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra does this hike as part of their trail clean-up days.

  • Experience Checklist

    • Binoculars
    • Camera
    • Day pack
    • Insect repellent
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Trail-running shoes
    • Water

    Public Services

    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    1.4 miles
    Trail Surface
    Soil
    Duration
    Less than 4 hours
  • This experience can be accessed for a fee via the Reds Meadow Shuttle Service at Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge & Ski Area Shuttle Stop #7 during the months of May, June, July, August, and the beginning of September. After Shuttle Service stops for the season, you may drive down to Reds Meadow for a fee and access the trailhead via the Sotcher Lake trailhead.

    *Note that not all facilities are accessible via public transit.

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