You can hike along the Gull lake while wandering through four different habitat zones along this 2-mile loop trail. If you don't mind the brisk water, there's a rope swing into the lake too.

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 the Gull Lake Marina. Series of wooden number posts follow the trail. First, you will climb halfway up a small hill,  and turn left and start walking along side the lake on a narrow trail. After you passed the meadow habitat, you will be welcomed by the Aspen grove. During fall season aspen grove puts on a color show that needs to be seen. 

After the Aspen Grove, the trail loses the sight of the lake and goes behind a big hill. Keep following the trail signs, and it will take you down to the edge of the lake again. When you get down, you will come to split in the trail. If you stay on the Gull Lake trail, it will bring you through the Gull Lake Camp Ground. If you follow the Fisherman Trail,  it will take you to over the hill where you will be looking down the lake. If you follow the Fisherman trail about 1/4 of a mile, you will come to the "Rope Swing" and swimming hole area. During summertime, the rope swing is a popular attraction for all age groups. If you follow your steps back and get on the Gull Lake trail, it will take you through the Gull Lake Campground and at Gull Lake Marina. 

If you like, you can rent boats or kayaks from the Gull Lake Marina and venture around the lake. And when you are done, head out to the June Lake Brewery for a delicious cold beer. 

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Light jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sun protection 
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RT Distance 2 Miles
Elevation Gain 108 Feet
Activities Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Swimming, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Lake
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

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