Twin Lakes Vista

  • At the crest of the first long grade on the Lakes Basin Path along Lake Mary Road, where the headwaters of Mammoth Creek tumble out of Twin Lakes, is a small parking area and viewpoint. Pause here for lovely vistas across Twin Lakes to the cascade from Lake Mamie (Twin Lakes Falls) and beyond to Crystal Crag and the Mammoth Crest. Cross the road and enjoy sweeping views across town to 14,252-foot White Mountain Peak, the third-highest peak in California. There’s a rack for locking your bike here, a shuttle stop for the town trolley and access to the Panorama Dome and Mammoth Mountain Bike Park trails.

  • At the crest of the first long grade on the Lakes Basin Path along Lake Mary Road, where the headwaters of Mammoth Creek tumble out of Twin Lakes, is a small parking area and viewpoint. Pause here for lovely vistas across Twin Lakes to the cascade from Lake Mamie (Twin Lakes Falls) and beyond to Crystal Crag and the Mammoth Crest. Cross the road and enjoy sweeping views across town to 14,252-foot White Mountain Peak, the third-highest peak in California. There’s a rack for locking your bike here, a shuttle stop for the town trolley and access to the Panorama Dome and Mammoth Mountain Bike Park trails.

Destination Alerts

  • 05/24/2017: Thanks to the drought busting winter of 2017, trails above 8500 ft are covered in snow. Watch for snow, ice, and high water.

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Related Trails

Related Trails

Trail Length (mi) Surface Activities and Services
Lakes Basin Path 5.3 Asphalt Biking Hiking Pets
Panorama Dome Mountain Bike Trail 0.9 Soil Birding Hiking Mountain Biking
Panorama Mountain Bike Loop 0.5 Soil Birding Hiking Mountain Biking

Related Experiences

Related Experiences

Experience Rating Length (mi) Surface Duration
Birding on Panorama Dome 1.3 Soil Less than 4 hours
Family Biking the Lakes Basin 6.2 Mixed Less than 4 hours
Family Biking the Lakes Basin Path 10.6 Asphalt Half day
Family Biking the Lakes Basin Path Downhill 5.3 Mixed Less than 4 hours
Hiking the Panorama Dome Trail 1.8 Soil Less than 4 hours
Mountain Biking the Panorama Mountain Bike Trail 2.2 Soil About an hour
Road Biking around the Lakes Basin 14.1 Asphalt Less than 4 hours
Road Biking the Climber's Tour of Mammoth 16.5 Asphalt Less than 4 hours
Road Biking to Horseshoe Lake and Swimming Horseshoe Lake 13.9 Asphalt Less than 4 hours
Running the Lakes Basin Path from the North Village to Twin Lakes Vista 4.4 Asphalt About an hour
Running the Lakes Basin Path from Twin Lakes Vista to Horseshoe Lake 6.2 Asphalt Less than 4 hours
Snowplay in the Mammoth Lakes Basin 1.7 Snow Less than 4 hours
Walking the Lakes Basin Path at Twin Lakes 1.3 Asphalt Less than 4 hours
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