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Mammoth Crest & Crystal Lake

Hiking Trail or Trailhead
Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE 1.75 miles The trail-head is to the immediate right of the parking lot entrance at Lake George. Climbing above Lake George through stands of mountain hemlock, the trail offers striking views of the Mammoth Lakes Basin.

MAMMOTH CREST 3 miles Use the same trail-head as Crystal Lake. The trail splits to the right, heading for the Crest about one mile along the trail. You'll be rewarded with expansive views of the Minarets, Mammoth Mountain and theMammoth Lakes Basin.

Note: A wilderness permit is required for overnight travel.

Trail Distance

3.25 / 6 miles, round trip

Vertical Gain or Loss

700 ft / 1700 ft.

Nearby Places