Mammoth Lakes Hiking: Easy Trails for the Entire Family

The easy Mammoth Lakes hikes in this guidebook are perfect for the entire family.

Greg Heil


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by Greg Heil

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by Greg Heil

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by Aparajith Bharathiyan

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It’s easy to see why Mammoth Lakes is such a renowned hiking destination. Not only do you have easy access to two of the most famous long-distance hiking trails in the world, the John Muir Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, but there’s no shortage of short hikes that lead to stunning vistas.

All of the hikes in this guidebook are perfect for the entire family. They’re not too difficult and not too long, but they also lead to incredible destinations. Whether it’s a sandy beach for the kids to play on, a stunning alpine lake that’s perfect for a picnic, or a thundering waterfall with a gorgeous rainbow in the mist, all of these hikes are guaranteed to be crowd pleasers!


Emerald Lake

A quick hike to Emerald Lake with the option to continue on to Skelton Lake