Lava Tube Lookout

  • Heading uphill on the Lakes Basin Path, between the Twin Lakes tunnel and Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit, you'll find a welcome resting spot with a spectacular overlook. Across Twin Lakes looms the southern flank of Mammoth Mountain, Dragon's Back and the so-called “Hole in the Wall,” a natural volcanic lava tube that is, in winter, when snow conditions are just right, a popular descent for expert skiers and snowboarders.

  • Heading uphill on the Lakes Basin Path, between the Twin Lakes tunnel and Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit, you'll find a welcome resting spot with a spectacular overlook. Across Twin Lakes looms the southern flank of Mammoth Mountain, Dragon's Back and the so-called “Hole in the Wall,” a natural volcanic lava tube that is, in winter, when snow conditions are just right, a popular descent for expert skiers and snowboarders.

Destination Alerts

  • 05/24/2017: Thanks to the drought busting winter of 2017, trails above 7500 ft are still covered in snow. Please check back for updates.

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