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Shaver Lake, California

Shaver Lake, California has it all for outdoor adventurers. With its rugged mountains, crystal-clear lakes, and lush forests, it offers some of the best trails and outdoor activities in the area. From scenic hikes to whitewater rafting, there's something for everyone. For hikers, there's the popular Shaver Lake Trail, which offers beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. For a more challenging trek, try the Dinkey Creek Trail, which winds through lush forests and offers stunning views. If you're looking for a more relaxing experience, take a boat tour of the lake and enjoy the stunning scenery. For those seeking a more exciting adventure, try whitewater rafting on the Kings River. No matter what type of outdoor activity you choose, Shaver Lake is sure to be an unforgettable destination.

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  • Lee Vining, California

    Hike to Agnew Lake from Silver Lake

    4.0
    4.4 mi / 800 ft gain
    June Lake never ceases to amaze. In just about any weather, this particular portion of the 395 is something to be experienced in its entirety.If you are dedicating a day or two to explore the June Lake loop, then a trek to Agnew Lake is the perfect hike to throw into the plans. It is not extremel...
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  • Mono County, California

    Obsidian Dome Trail

    3.0
    1 mi / 75 ft gain
    Obsidian Dome Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near June Lake, California.
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  • Mono County, California

    Explore Crowley Lake Columns

    4.0
    Starting from Mammoth Lakes you head South on Highway 395 until you get to Benton Crossing Rd. (Green Church on the corner) and make a left.From Bishop you head North for about 30-40 miles until you hit Benton Crossing Rd. and make a right.From here, continue West and bending South for close to 2...
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  • June Lake, California

    Gull Lake Loop

    1.97 mi / 174 ft gain
    Gull Lake trail is one of my favorite hiking spots in the June Lake Loop area. It is a very scenic trail that goes through varying terrains from meadows to marshes to aspen and conifer groves.  Trailhead starts at the Mono County Community Center and winds counter-clockwise around the lake to th...
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  • Mammoth Lakes, California

    Soak in Mammoth's Hilltop Hot Springs

    4.3
    Mammoth’s volcanic valley floor is peppered with these natural steamy tubs with panoramic views of the Eastern Sierra. It’s pretty damn whimsical. My personal favorite is the Hilltop Hot Tub, which is a man-made stone pool fed by a bubbling, steamy creek. According to some corner of the web, it i...
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  • Bishop, California

    Big Pine Lakes via North Fork Trail

    5.0
    12.69 mi / 3196 ft gain
    The North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail offers some of the best high alpine scenery in the Sierras. As the peaks of the Palisades pierce the sky with its craggy span of summits you will find it is as picturesque and dramatic as any in California. Nestled beneath these giant peaks are the glacier scou...
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  • June Lake, California

    Explore June Lake

    4.7
    June Lake is a hidden gem in the Eastern Sierra, just north of Mammoth Lakes. June Lake is a quaint little lake with spectacular views. The neighboring town of the same name also boasts a brewery with tasty brews. For a truly unforgettable sunset, grab some brews and walk over to June Lake for th...
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  • Wild Willy's Hot Spring, United States

    Wild Willy's Hot Spring

    5.0
    Also known as "Crowley Hot Springs", Wild Willey's is located a short drive from Mammoth Lakes. For more information on the hot springs and the public land restoration, check out the BLM's Website. From Mammoth Lakes, head south on the 395 for 3.5 miles until you make a left at Benton Crossing Rd...
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Drive through Tunnel Log

    Tunnel log is a massive fallen sequoia across the middle of the road, which is a great photo opportunity for visitors of the national park. The mammoth tree fell over in 1937, but a year later, a car tunnel was carved in the middle of its trunk so vehicles could still pass through. Although the...
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  • Big Pine, California

    Fourth Lake via Big Pine Creek North Fork Trail

    4.0
    12.6 mi / 3205 ft gain
    From Big Pine, you'll turn onto Crocker St. to head towards the mountains. Once you are about 11 miles down the road you will see a sign and a turnoff on the right for trailhead parking. That is where you are going to want to park if you are staying overnight but you can continue to where the roa...
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  • Bishop, California

    First and Second Lake via Big Pine Creek North Fork

    5.0
    9.57 mi / 2392 ft gain
    The North Fork of Big Pine Creek is often cited as having the most unbelievable scenery reachable in a single day. And it's hard to disagree. The Big Pine Creek North Fork trail is just minutes outside of Big Pine off the 395. If going in the winter, access to the trailhead can be closed off, so...
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  • Tulare County, California

    Moro Rock

    5.0
    0.47 mi / 577 ft gain
    Moro Rock is a granite dome with a staircase leading to the 6,725 foot summit, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Great Western Divide. From Generals Hwy, you can drive up Crescent Meadow Road to the parking lot at the base of Moro Rock (summer weekends the road is closed for shuttles ...
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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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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Backpack the High Sierra Trail

    5.0
    71 mi
    The High Sierra Trail begins at Crescent Meadow in Sequoia National Park, on the West side of the Sierra Nevada range, and ends at Whitney Portal on the East, traversing the highest and most beautiful part of the Sierras. From deep river canyons to high alpine peaks, lakes, and meadows, this hike...
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Hike Crescent Meadow

    4.5
    1.6 mi
    Crescent Meadow is a collection of loops in the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park. The trailhead is located just past the tunnel log east of General's Highway 198. The main loop is 1.6mi total. However you can take any of the loops to the General Sherman tree 3mi, Tharp's Log trail 0.5mi, or ...
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Olmsted Point

    5.0
    0.4 mi
    Just off the side of the highway, look for the pullout for Olmsted Point on your Map. There is a parking area with about 25 parking spots and the lookout point with the tree is right next to there. Come in the summertime and during a new moon to get the best views of the Milky Way. Never crowded,...
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