The Best Photography in Mammoth

Looking for the best photography in Mammoth? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Mammoth. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top photography spots in and near Mammoth

  • Tulelake, California

    Descend Into Skull Cave of the Lava Beds National Monument

    4.5
    0.1 mi / -328.1 ft gain
    Once you reach the Lava Beds National Monument stop by the visitors center to pay your fees, grab a map, and empty your bladder. From there you will drive your car up the road from the visitors center to Skull Cave.The visitors center will give you map and answer any questions you have. From the ...
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  • Tulelake, California

    Explore Crystal Ice Cave, Lava Beds National Monument

    1 mi
    This adventure is only accessed through a ranger guided tour by the staff at Lava Beds National Monument.  A reservation is needed, go to recreation.gov to make a reservation space is limited.  You will meet at the visitor center.  The ranger will take you to the cave.  Don't try to find the cave...
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  • Tulelake, California

    Spelunking in the Golden Dome Cave, Lava Beds National Monument

    5.0
    Once you reach the Lava Beds National Monument stop by the visitors center to pay your fees, grab a map, and empty your bladder. From there you will drive your car to each cave entrance.Golden Dome Cave is the third cave on the cave loop. The entrance is about 25m from where you park. You will en...
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  • Tulelake, California

    Explore the Catacombs at Lava Beds National Mounument

    5.0
    Once you reach the Lava Beds National Monument stop by the visitors center to pay your fees, grab a map, and empty your bladder. From there you will drive your car to each cave entrance.The Catacombs are considered the most difficult and longest cave system at the Monument and is the sixth cave s...
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  • Tulelake, California

    Hike Gillem's Bluff Trail in Lava Beds National Monument

    4.5
    1.5 mi / 393 ft gain
    Start from the parking lot just past the entrance booth at the Lava Beds National Monument. It is a straight forward hike up to the top of the bluff about .75 miles. Great views of the lava flows and surrounding mountains. It is a great place to view the sunset behind Mt. Shasta from the top.
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  • Siskiyou County, California

    Camp Out at Little Mt. Hoffman Lookout

    4.0
    If you've never stayed in a lookout, you should. It's not a thrilling get your adrenaline type of adventure, but more of a private, secluded, let's enjoy epic views and incredible company type of get away.Little Mt. Hoffman lookout is one of a few remaining historic lookouts that was built in the...
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  • McCloud, California

    Camp at Algoma Campground in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest

    The Algoma Campsite is a free campsite along the Upper Portion of the McCloud River. It features eight sites and a pit toilet. Unlike the other campgrounds in the area, this site receives very little traffic and has no fee. To get there, take SR 89 east from the McCloud Ranger Station for 13 mile...
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  • McCloud, California

    Mt. Shasta via Clear Creek Route

    11.43 mi / 7615 ft gain
    The least technical route to the summit of Mt Shasta begins at the Clear Creek Trailhead (elevation 6390 ft). Please note that although this is a less technical route, this is still dangerous and there have been deaths on Mt. Shasta because of falling rock. To start this, you should be a good hik...
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  • McCloud, California

    Hike to Middle McCloud Falls

    4.8
    1.5 mi
    Just 4 hours north of San Francisco, McCloud Falls offers a quick hike and swimming hole for those looking for something less crowded than Burney Falls. McCloud Falls has 3 tiers, but the middle section offers the best views by far. To get here, park at the Fowlers Campground which is roughly 5 m...
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