Convict Creek Trail 7.1 mi

  • From the west (far) shore of Convict Lake, the Convict Creek Trail makes its way south along the base of Laurel Mountain's Sevennah Cliff. After about a mile, the trail crosses the boundary into the John Muir Wilderness and continues therein for its duration. Reaching Mildred Lake, after five miles, you have the option to continue climbing up to Lake Dorothy at 10,275 feet, and from there over to Lake Genevieve and Edith Lake. The Convict Creek Trail is accessed from the Convict Canyon Trailhead.

  • From the west (far) shore of Convict Lake, the Convict Creek Trail makes its way south along the base of Laurel Mountain's Sevennah Cliff. After about a mile, the trail crosses the boundary into the John Muir Wilderness and continues therein for its duration. Reaching Mildred Lake, after five miles, you have the option to continue climbing up to Lake Dorothy at 10,275 feet, and from there over to Lake Genevieve and Edith Lake. The Convict Creek Trail is accessed from the Convict Canyon Trailhead.

Reviews

May 22, 2018

“Hiked today. Once into the wilderness, trail still has numerous snow-falls to cross (easy). After about four miles there is fast moving water where there was once a concrete bridge or structure of some kind. Not crossable without water moccasins which I did not bring. Great views.”

Tom R, Costa Mesa, CA

May 3, 2018

“Hiking convict creek trail toward Mildred. After crossing over the still frozen snow bridge at convict creek/Genevieve creek junction I was bombarded by several Volkswagen size boulders coming from the mountains near Genevieve. Barely escaping with my life I warn all who go through this area to beware.”

Lonny Adkison, Fountain Valley, CA

June 16, 2017

“We just hiked this on June 9, 2017. You can get within a mile and a half of Mildred before the snow and raging stream make it impassable. Still, the trail is amazing and worth the look. We did a few hundred feet of walking on snow covered paths, and it was extremely windy, so it was cold. Even though you can't go all the way safely, it's worth the unique experience of seeing the creek rage with water and walk the trail while he mountains are still snow capped. Absolutely gorgeous! This was a moderate hike.”

Krista, Tuxedo Park, NY

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