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:

Photos: Kevin KrejciKyle Garrity and Fred Moore

Pack List

  • Water
    • Water filtration
  • Sun protection
  • Overnight supplies, if spending the night: 
    • Backpack
    • Sleeping bag
    • Sleeping pad
    • Headlamp
    • First aid kit
    • Permits
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RT Distance 9.2 Miles
Elevation Gain 1587 Feet
Activities Camping, Fishing, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Advanced
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Swimming Hole


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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!

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