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Sherwin Lakes Trail

Near: Mammoth LakesCA (Weather)
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5 Difficulty: Challenging Trail
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Trail Description Sherwin Lakes Trail offers a good short climb with grand views across the caldera and the town, a gentle grade, and multiple switchbacks ending at a small subalpine lake. Its a popular trail, especially in the early summer when the water in the lake is high and the weather is cooler, so keep your eyes out for hikers and trail runners. There are restrooms and generally plenty of room for staging at the trailhead parking area, off Sherwin Creek Road. Theres a fun creek crossing right at the beginning, worth scouting when the creek is high. The lake is a great place for picnicking and fishing.
Best Time to Visit Summer, Fall
Times to Avoid Winter, early spring
Campground Sierra Meadows Ranch offers short term horse boarding near trailhead.
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Lodging Stall, water Sierra Meadows Ranch / Inyo National Forest
Mark Deeds
1 Sherwin Creek Rd.
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Mammoth Trails
Directions From U.S. 395, take the Mammoth Lakes Exit (HWY 203). • Follow the 203 into town and make a left on Old Mammoth Rd, which is the first stop light. • Continue down Old Mammoth for approximately 2 miles and then make a left on Sherwin Creek Rd. • We are on the left. You can't miss us!
This information was provided by VickieT on 7/12/2019 2:31:47 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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