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Good Hike with Good Help!

You can park around the Lake George area,Crystal Lake Trailhead is to the right of the Lake George... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Amazing views of the lakes

Went on this hike in late September. The beginning 2/3 of the hike was uphill with a ~900 foot... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Los Angeles
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Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

You can park around the Lake George area,Crystal Lake Trailhead is to the right of the Lake George parking lot where there are toilets available . We were under the impression it didn't involve long hikes and miscalculate how much time we would need!,so we...More

Thank Ghaith391
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Went on this hike in late September. The beginning 2/3 of the hike was uphill with a ~900 foot elevation gain. The last 1/3 was pretty much downhill to Crystal Lake. The weather was mild but there was already snow/ice on the trail, making it...More

Thank wahinekawi
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We have visited Mammoth lakes crystal trail many times on various holidays to California. The views from the ridge are spectacular. A truly beautiful place to visit. The trail is uphill for roughly 1.5 kilometres to reach crystal lake so reasonable fitness is required. There...More

Thank mntr0tter
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We loved hiking the Crystal Lake trail. I recommend tackling this hike early in the morning to get a good parking space and to to get wonderful views of Lake George and Lake Mary without too many people around. It's a bit strenuous because it's...More

1  Thank JenKenTravels
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

One of my fav trails at Mammoth, this time cut short due to thunderstorm, but the result on Lake Mary was so worth it!

Thank alicerbob
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Dont miss this hike when in Mammoth.....not difficult...and stunning!! Best to go early....and lots of water. I did it with my 87 year old father...anyone can do it!

Thank bettyboopdiaz
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a short but steep hike to Cathedral Lake above Lake George. Spectacular setting for the lake surrounded by mountains and a very peaceful morning although a bit of a struggle through snow drifts even in early July. Great views toward Lake George and Mary's...More

Thank BartLasVegas_Nevada
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a great quick short hike... we like to do it in winter... its east but makes you feel like you got "out".

Thank SGWest
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This trail takes about an hour to get to Crystal Lake from the car park. The views of the surrounding lakes and mountains are outstanding. The nearby Crystal Crag dominates the view. It has about a dozen rock routes on it including a moderate 5.6...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This was the first time on this trail. It takes you near crystal crag for a gorgeous view down the canyon for 3 lakes. One of the best day hikes put of the Lake Mary area.

Thank Liza W
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4 July 2015|
Response from Ryan R |
From the Meridian/Old Mammoth Rd intersection (the Vons intersection), go north on Old Mammoth Rd until it ends. Turn left on Main St. Follow Main St and it turns into Lake Mary Road. Follow this 5 miles or so and you will... More