Convict Creek Trail 7.1 mi

  • From the west (far) shore of Convict Lake, the Convict Creek Trail makes its way south along the base of Laurel Mountain's Sevennah Cliff. After about a mile, the trail crosses the boundary into the John Muir Wilderness and continues therein for its duration. Reaching Mildred Lake, after five miles, you have the option to continue climbing up to Lake Dorothy at 10,275 feet, and from there over to Lake Genevieve and Edith Lake. The Convict Creek Trail is accessed from the Convict Canyon Trailhead.

  • From the west (far) shore of Convict Lake, the Convict Creek Trail makes its way south along the base of Laurel Mountain's Sevennah Cliff. After about a mile, the trail crosses the boundary into the John Muir Wilderness and continues therein for its duration. Reaching Mildred Lake, after five miles, you have the option to continue climbing up to Lake Dorothy at 10,275 feet, and from there over to Lake Genevieve and Edith Lake. The Convict Creek Trail is accessed from the Convict Canyon Trailhead.

Trail Alerts

  • 05/22/2017: Thanks to the drought busting winter of 2017, trails above 9000 feet are still covered in snow.

Conditions Update

  • 07/07/2017: Trail washed out 1/2 mile above the lake, trail is hard to find past washout. Caution difficult stream crossing.

Reviews

June 16, 2017

“We just hiked this on June 9, 2017. You can get within a mile and a half of Mildred before the snow and raging stream make it impassable. Still, the trail is amazing and worth the look. We did a few hundred feet of walking on snow covered paths, and it was extremely windy, so it was cold. Even though you can't go all the way safely, it's worth the unique experience of seeing the creek rage with water and walk the trail while he mountains are still snow capped. Absolutely gorgeous! This was a moderate hike.”

Krista, Tuxedo Park, NY

July 27, 2016

“I have backpacked this trail 4 times soon to be 5. This is in my top 5 trails. Good fishing (must use barbless lures only). Views in all directions are breath taking. Remember to LEAVE NO TRACE!!”

Kevin Glover, Unknown

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  • Hours/Season: Day use only | Year Round 

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