Barney Lake

The Barney Lake hike is a nice hike that takes you from the bustling “city” of the Mono Village Resort to semi-solitude in roughly four easy miles. There is a small stream to cross early in the hike, but nothing that can’t usually be jumped across. Half way to the lake you will pass through some Aspen groves just outside the Hoover Wilderness. The final climb to the lake can seem tedious, but the rewards are well worth effort.

  • Highlights: Aspen groves and distant snow-capped peaks.
  • Near: Bridgeport, CA
  • Distance: 8 miles
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 1200 ft
  • Hike Time: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: 6/10
  • Trail Condition: well maintained trail
  • Best Season: Late Spring, Summer, Fall
  • GPX Download File: >>CLICK HERE<<
  • Dog Friendly: Yes
  • Kid Friendly: Yes


Getting to Trail head:

From Mammoth Lakes: Hwy 395 (north) to Twin Lakes Rd. (left) to Mono Village. The trail head can be somewhat difficult to find with all of the RV’s and dirt roads in Mono Village. There are signs throughout the resort pointing to the trail to Barney Lake which officially starts at the end of a half mile dirt road.

Google Map Link


Trail Map



Trail Profile






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