Crystal Lake

This is one of the more popular trails. The trail starts at the parking lot at Lake George on the left. Near Crystal Lake is a fork in the trail that takes you on to the more strenuous Mammoth Crest Trail. You will experience great views from the crest. This is a very nice classic Mammoth hike and great for the whole family.

  • Highlights: wooded forest, views, high-country lake
  • Near: Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Distance: 3 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 700 ft
  • Hike Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: 3/10
  • Trail Condition: well maintained trail
  • Dog Friendly: Yes
  • Kid Friendly: Yes
  • GPX Download Link: >>CLICK HERE<<
  • Rating: 4/5


Getting to the Trailhead:

From Los Angeles: 5 fwy (north) to 14 fwy (north) to 395 hwy (north) to 203 hwy (203) west to Lake Mary Rd. (straight) to side road around Lake Mary (left) to side road to Lake George (right) to Lake George parking lot to trailhead.

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crystal lake

crystal lake

lake george and lake mary view

lake george and lake mary view


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