Guidebook

Mammoth Lakes Hiking: Easy Trails for the Entire Family

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

Description

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!

Upper Rainbow Falls
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Upper Rainbow Falls

0 - 1 hrs
3.8 km
117 m
119 m
An ultra-popular hike to a stunning waterfall.
Easy
Private
Horseshoe Lake Loop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Horseshoe Lake Loop

0 - 1 hrs
3.5 km
46 m
50 m
A very easy hike with gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
Easy
Private
Heart Lake
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Heart Lake

0 - 1 hrs
3.4 km
149 m
149 m
A superb bang-for-your-buck lake hike.
Moderate
Private
Emerald Lake
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Emerald Lake

0 - 1 hrs
2.5 km
113 m
113 m
A quick hike to Emerald Lake with the option to continue on to Skelton Lake
Easy
Private