Sherwin Lakes Trail 3.0 mi

  • With its relatively lower-elevation trailhead in the aspen groves and old-growth Jeffrey pines off Sherwin Creek Road near the motocross track, this trail is an excellent option in the spring and early summer, when the lakes are full and clear and the wildflowers are blooming. In just 3 miles the trail climbs steeply in a series of switchbacks to a small plateau and a pair of small lakes beneath the high peaks of the Sherwin Range, affording wide vistas back across the town of Mammoth Lakes and the Long Valley Caldera.

  • With its relatively lower-elevation trailhead in the aspen groves and old-growth Jeffrey pines off Sherwin Creek Road near the motocross track, this trail is an excellent option in the spring and early summer, when the lakes are full and clear and the wildflowers are blooming. In just 3 miles the trail climbs steeply in a series of switchbacks to a small plateau and a pair of small lakes beneath the high peaks of the Sherwin Range, affording wide vistas back across the town of Mammoth Lakes and the Long Valley Caldera.

Conditions Update

  • 12/11/2013: Expect snow coverage!
  • Trail Activities

    • Equestrian
    • Hiking

    Public Services

    Trail Information

    • Typical grade 9% - (Maximum 23% for 34 feet)
    • Typical cross slope 2% - (Maximum 7% for 24 feet)
    • Typical width at trail surface 3 feet
    • Sand
    • This trail has quite a few steps, waterbars, and root steps.
    • A standard ramp is 8%. Conditions subject to change.

Reviews

June 15, 2013

“I hiked this trail by myself on May 19th. I am out of shape and was unused to the higher elevation. It was worth it... Beautiful scenery and came across other people so felt comfortable. I am a photographer and was also able to get some beautiful photos. Well worth it!”

Tracy T, California

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