Explore Devils Bathtub

Kaiser Pass Road

Distance

9.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

1587 Feet

Activities

Camping, Fishing, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

The Devils Bathtub Trail is a 9.2 mile moderately hike in the Eastern Sierras, close to the Mono Hot Springs.

The views are incredible and the lake is peacefully tucked underneath a stunning peak. Dogs are allowed on this trail! The first 70% of the trail is moderate in difficulty, and the last 30% is a good challenge. The water is perfect for a dip on a hot Eastern Sierra day. This is also a popular fishing location. There are no campfires allowed at the lake. 

Make sure to frequently check the weather on a government forecast website - the Sierras are notorious for quickly changing weather, with thunderstorms and hailstorms a common theme. 

If you want to spend the night, you can find info about permits here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail...

Photos: Kevin KrejciKyle Garrity and Fred Moore

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Great Hike!

I did this hike with my family about 5 years ago. Great pack in, and not too strenuous, but the fishing was terrible!

Distance

9.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

1587 Feet

Activities

Camping, Fishing, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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