Mammoth Consolidated Mine Trail in Mammoth Lakes

The Mammoth Consolidated Mine Trail is a short, less than a mile trail in Mammoth Lakes that takes you to the ruins of a once “somewhat successful” mining district. This area was used from the late 1920’s to the early 1930’s, and it ended up producing a little over $100,000. Today you can walk through […]

Hiking to Rainbow Falls, Devil’s Postpile, and Red’s Meadow via Devils Postpile Trail

Devils Postpile National Monument is a beautiful park on the backside of Mammoth Mountain. It has lots of hiking trails, beautiful waterfalls, lakes for fishing and unusual geological formations. This trail combines some of the best spots on a 5-mile hike that takes advantage of the summer shuttle system. Here is all the information. Details […]

Inyo Craters Hike in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Scenic Loop has a lot of short hikes that most people never do, Inyo Craters is one of those hikes. I admit that I have been to the area multiple times over the last six years and this was the first time I had heard about it as well. This short hike leads to […]

Heart Lake Trail in Mammoth Lakes

The city of Mammoth is full of amazing high altitude lakes pretty much all over the city and surrounding areas. I have only been to a couple, with one of my favorites being the hike to Crystal Crag, but on a recent trip, I wanted to hike to another, so we picked Heart Lake. While […]

Mammoth Mountain Scenic Gondola Ride

The Mammoth Lakes area along California’s Highway 395 is one of the most beautiful places in the entire state. It is best experienced by setting out on foot and hiking along some of the area’s great trails, but if you don’t want to do that, then another fantastic way is to take the scenic Mammoth […]

Hiking to Crystal Lake & the Base of Crystal Crag in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth is full of amazing places to hike, but if you are looking for a short hike with a fantastic payoff then look no further than Crystal Lake. This hike is three short miles round trip with a decent amount of uphill, but it takes you to an epic crag that overlooks multiple lakes and […]

Crowley Lake Columns: Strange Formations on the East Side of the Lake

The Crowley Lake Columns are a mysterious site that many people do not know about along Highway 395. These natural columns are not easy to get to, but they are rewarding for any adventurer who makes their way out there to see them. Here is the information if you want to check it out. Details […]

Wild Willy’s Hot Spring Near Mammoth Lakes

If you are looking to explore a few hot springs on your trip up Highway 395, then be sure to set aside some time for exploration near Mammoth Lakes. Off Benton Crossing Rd there are no less than six different hot springs (probably more I don’t even know about) that you can drive / walk […]