McLeod Lake

  • A short distance up from the parking area at Horseshoe Lake, McLeod Lake is a popular summertime destination for families, picnickers and float-tube fishermen willing to haul their gear the half mile uphill through the woods. The lake offers long, sandy beaches, interesting sun-bleached snags for the kids to climb on and dramatic views of both the backside of Mammoth Mountain and the sheer granite escarpment of Mammoth Crest.

  • A short distance up from the parking area at Horseshoe Lake, McLeod Lake is a popular summertime destination for families, picnickers and float-tube fishermen willing to haul their gear the half mile uphill through the woods. The lake offers long, sandy beaches, interesting sun-bleached snags for the kids to climb on and dramatic views of both the backside of Mammoth Mountain and the sheer granite escarpment of Mammoth Crest.

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  • 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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