All of the Destinations

  • The Eastern Sierra is truly breathtaking, with dizzying peaks that touch the clouds and alpine lakes so clear, you can watch the trout swim to your lure. Unique geologic features, such as Crystal Crag and the Inyo Craters, are but a short hike from easily accessible trailheads, while cascading waterfalls such as Twin Lakes Falls are visible from a leisurely bike ride through the Lakes Basin. No matter how you want to get there, the Mammoth Lakes Trail System will deliver you to a spectacular array of destinations that will keep your camera’s memory card full and your eyes wider than the vistas they take in.

  • Destinations

Destinations Update

  • Starting July 1st, 2024, The Inyo National Forest & BLM Bishop Field Office will be in fire restrictions to protect natural resources and provide for public safety. Dispersed campfires on the ground will no longer be permitted. However, campfires in designated developed recreation sites and portable stoves will be allowed with a CA campfire permit. For more Information on the Inyo National Forest announcement, CLICK HERE. For the BLM Bishop Field Office, CLICK HERE.

    Lakes Basin parking will be extreemely limited so catch the FREE Orange Line from The Village, operating 7 days a week between 9am-6pm to the Twin Lakes Parking Lot. Review the schedule and stops on the ESTA website.

    Red’s Meadow Road Construction Update, including information on road access, holidays, campgrounds, wilderness permits, and the Reds Meadow Resort can be found HERE. Please review this important information if you plan to access the area. Tree work will also be occurring in the valley, for more information click HERE.

Featured Destinations

Convict Lake

Hours of Operation: Day use only

Boating
Fishing

Welcome Center and Ranger Station

Hours of Operation: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily (closed some holidays)

Biking
E-Biking
Interpretive

All Destinations

Canyon Lodge

  • Hours/Season: Call for hours | Spring  Winter 

  • E-Biking  Mountain Biking  Ski & Snowboarding 

Coldwater Trailheads

  • Hours/Season: 24/7 - Certain amenities/facilities limited | Fall  Spring  Summer 

  • Birding  Camping  Equestrian  Fall Color Viewing  Fishing  Hiking  Interpretive  Photography  Running  Vista Viewing  Wildflower Viewing 

Convict Lake

  • Hours/Season: Day use only | Year Round 

  • Boating  Fishing 

Eagle Lodge

  • Hours/Season: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., winter only | Winter 

  • Ski & Snowboarding 

Inyo Craters

  • Hours/Season: All day | Summer Fall 

  • Hiking  Interpretive  Photography  Vista Viewing 

Lake George

  • Hours/Season: Store: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., summer only | Year Round 

  • Boating  Fishing 

Lake Mamie

  • Hours/Season: Store: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., summer only | Year Round 

  • Boating  Fishing 

Lake Mary

  • Hours/Season: Store/marina: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., summer only | Year Round 

  • Boating  Fishing  Paddleboarding 

Laurel Lakes

  • Hours/Season: N/A | Fall  Spring  Summer 

  • Fall Color Viewing  Fishing  Hiking  Mountain Biking  Off Highway Vehicles  Photography 

Lava Tube

  • Hours/Season: N/A | Year Round 

  • Ski & Snowboarding 

Mammoth City

  • Hours/Season: Day use only | Fall  Spring  Summer 

  • Interpretive 

McLeod Lake

  • Hours/Season: Day use only | Fall  Summer 

  • Fishing 

Mill City

  • Hours/Season: N/A | Fall  Spring  Summer 

  • Interpretive 

Pokonobe Lodge

  • Hours/Season: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Fall  Spring  Summer 

  • Boating  Fishing  Paddleboarding 

Shady Rest Park

  • Hours/Season: Day use only | Year Round 

  • Biking  Cross Country Skiing  E-Biking  Hiking  Off Highway Vehicles  Pets  Skateboarding  Snowmobiling 

Sotcher Lake

  • Hours/Season: All day | Summer Fall 

  • Fall Color Viewing  Fishing  Hiking  Interpretive  Photography 

TJ Lake

  • Hours/Season: N/A | Year Round 

  • Climbing  Fishing 

Trails End Park

  • Hours/Season: Day use only | Fall  Spring  Summer 

  • E-Biking  Skateboarding 

Twin Lakes

  • Hours/Season: N/A | Year Round 

  • Boating  Cross Country Skiing  Fishing 

Whitmore Pool

  • Hours/Season: Call for hours | Fall  Summer 

  • Swimming 

All Destinations

Destination Activities and Services
Barrett Lake Fishing
Camp High Sierra Camping
Canyon Lodge E-Biking Mountain Biking Ski & Snowboarding
Coldwater Campground Camping
Coldwater Creek Wildflower Viewing
Coldwater Trailheads Birding Camping Equestrian Fall Color Viewing Fishing Hiking Interpretive Photography Running Vista Viewing Wildflower Viewing
Community Center Park
Convict Lake Boating Fishing
Crystal Crag Climbing
Crystal Lake Fishing Wildflower Viewing
Eagle Lodge Ski & Snowboarding
Earthquake Fault Interpretive Photography
Hayden Cabin Museum Interpretive
Horseshoe Lake Biking Hiking Interpretive
Horseshoe Lake Picnic Area
Horseshoe Lake Trailhead Adaptive Options Biking Boating Climbing E-Biking Equestrian Fishing Hiking Interpretive Mountain Biking Paddleboarding Pets Photography Running
Inyo Craters Hiking Interpretive Photography Vista Viewing
Lake George Boating Fishing
Lake George Campground Camping
Lake Mamie Boating Fishing
Lake Mary