5 Amazing Summer Hikes Near Mammoth Mountain

Spend your summer vacation in the mountains.

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Mammoth Mountain is the place to be this summer. With a full calendar of awesome events and endless hiking trails, you really can’t go wrong. Find a place to spend the night on the mountain, then head out on one of these must-do summer hikes.  

1. Hike to Pika Lake


Photo: Gregg Boydston

2. Hike to Devil’s Postpile Rainbow Falls


Photo: Aaron Bird

3. Hike to Sherwin Lake


Photo: Gregg Boydston

4. Hike to Valentine Lake


Photo: Tyler Drake

5. Hike to Arrowhead Lake


Photo: Gregg Boydston

Cover photo: Gregg Boydston


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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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