The Best Hiking in Mono County

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

Top hiking spots in and near Mono County

  • Lee Vining, California

    Mono Lake's South Tufa Loop

    4.4
    0.91 mi / 39 ft gain
    Mono Lake is was formed at least 760,000 years ago, making it one of North America's oldest lake. Explore the coastline of this unique lake filled with unusual rock formations called tufas. Photograph the tufa towers with the majestic mountains in the background. The towers can make for some very...
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  • Lee Vining, California

    South Tufa Loop Trail

    0.76 mi / 36 ft gain
    South Tufa Loop Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Lee Vining, California.
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  • Lee Vining, California

    South Tufa Loop Trail

    0.8 mi / 29 ft gain
    South Tufa Loop Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Lee Vining, California.
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  • Lee Vining, California

    Explore the Mono Lake Tufas under the Milky Way

    5.0
    This past spring, I got the urge to photograph the Milky Way over the other-worldly landscape of Mono Lake, a large, desert saline lake at the edge of the eastern Sierras in California. One of the the lake's defining features is it’s incredible tufa rock formations, a variety of limestone. The e...
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  • Lee Vining, California

    Hike Panum Crater Trail

    3.3 mi / 874 ft gain
    If you are visiting Mono Lake, the Panum Crater Trail is not to be missed! From 395, take highway 120 east for about 2.5 miles. Look for a small wooden sign for Panum Crater and turn left onto a dirt road. If you reach the turn-off to the South Tufa Area, you have gone too far! After about a mile...
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  • Lee Vining, California

    Panum Crater Trail

    2.13 mi / 335 ft gain
    Panum Crater Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Lee Vining, California.
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  • Lee Vining, California

    Panum Crater Summit

    1.05 mi / 177 ft gain
    Panum Crater Summit is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Lee Vining, California.
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  • Lee Vining, California

    Lee Vining Creek Trail

    2.6 mi / 486 ft gain
    Lee Vining Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Lee Vining, California.
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  • Lee Vining, California

    Bloody Canyon to Walker Lake

    4.88 mi / 689 ft gain
    Bloody Canyon to Walker Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near June Lake, California.
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  • Lee Vining, California

    Explore the Black Point Fissures

    4.5
    2 mi / 500 ft gain
    This area is such a great way to spend time exploring. It's a lot different than what it's surrounded by, making it a great change of pace in the Eastern Sierra.Just East of Lee Vining, California is Black Point, which sits on the North side of the massive Mono Lake...Which used to be an underwat...
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  • Lee Vining, California

    Gibbs Lake

    6.24 mi / 1690 ft gain
    Gibbs Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Lee Vining, California.
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  • Lee Vining, California

    Mono Lake Boardwalk

    0.69 mi / 30 ft gain
    Mono Lake Boardwalk is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Lee Vining, California.
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  • Mono County, California

    Snowshoe the Obsidian Dome Trail

    6 mi / 300 ft gain
    The Obsidian Dome Trailhead provides access to a large network of winter hiking trails through Inyo National Forest. These are marked trails that are groomed on an intermittent basis by the National Forest Service. To find the trailhead and parking area, drive north on highway 395 from Mammoth La...
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  • June Lake, California

    Parker Lake Trail

    3.55 mi / 584 ft gain
    Parker Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near June Lake, California.
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  • June Lake, California

    Hike to Parker Lake

    5.0
    3.6 mi / 646 ft gain
    Parker Lake is tucked beneath the giant mountains of Mount Wood, Mount Lewis, and Parker Peak. I hiked the Parker Lake trail during peak foliage season and I was blown away by the amazing fall colors. The trail starts off with a steady and rocky climb. After you pass the elevation gain, the trail...
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  • Lee Vining, California

    Bloody Canyon Trail to Agnew Meadows

    25.84 mi / 6142 ft gain
    Bloody Canyon Trail to Agnew Meadows is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Lee Vining, California.
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