Valentine Lake Trail 4.6 mi

  • From its trailhead off Sherwin Creek Road, just east of the Sherwin Creek Campground, the Valentine Lake Trail climbs steeply from sagebrush chaparral through open, old-growth Jeffrey pine forest to a bench at the base of the Sherwin Range and a junction with the Sherwin Lakes Trail. The trail then follows the creek into the John Muir Wilderness. Return the way you came or make a loop by way of Sherwin Lakes. Enjoy the expansive views back across the Mammoth Creek drainage and the Long Valley Caldera.

     

  • From its trailhead off Sherwin Creek Road, just east of the Sherwin Creek Campground, the Valentine Lake Trail climbs steeply from sagebrush chaparral through open, old-growth Jeffrey pine forest to a bench at the base of the Sherwin Range and a junction with the Sherwin Lakes Trail. The trail then follows the creek into the John Muir Wilderness. Return the way you came or make a loop by way of Sherwin Lakes. Enjoy the expansive views back across the Mammoth Creek drainage and the Long Valley Caldera.

     

Trail Alerts

  • 05/22/2017: Thanks to the drought busting winter of 2017, trails above 7500 ft are still covered in snow. Please check back for updates.

Reviews

April 4, 2016

“Great hike. Some very big trees and the fishing at Valentine lake is terrific. Hike up to the left of the lake for the best views. ”

Sandwichman, Exeter, NH

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