Sotcher Lake - Mammoth Pass Trail 0.8 mi

  • From the backside of Sotcher Lake, this short and little-used trail sidehills gently up to its junction with the Mammoth Pass Trail just above Reds Meadow – or descends gently in the other direction. Crossing Reds Creek and other small, seasonal drainages for snowmelt from Mammoth Mountain, the trail is wet and lush with wildflowers in spring. In fall, the alders, willows and aspens burst with gold and tinges of red. Along the way, views stretch out across the San Joaquin to the Ritter Range and up-valley to San Joaquin Mountain. This trail has been affected by adverse weather or natural disaster. Repairs have not yet been made and hazardous conditions may exist.

  • From the backside of Sotcher Lake, this short and little-used trail sidehills gently up to its junction with the Mammoth Pass Trail just above Reds Meadow – or descends gently in the other direction. Crossing Reds Creek and other small, seasonal drainages for snowmelt from Mammoth Mountain, the trail is wet and lush with wildflowers in spring. In fall, the alders, willows and aspens burst with gold and tinges of red. Along the way, views stretch out across the San Joaquin to the Ritter Range and up-valley to San Joaquin Mountain. This trail has been affected by adverse weather or natural disaster. Repairs have not yet been made and hazardous conditions may exist.

Trail Alerts

  • 05/22/2017: Thanks to the drought busting winter of 2017, trails above 9000 feet are still covered in snow.

Conditions Update

  • 07/07/2017: Snow covered.

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