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Backpacking / Trekking in Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park, California USA

Best time to hike:
Spring
Temperature:
Mild
Trails:
Numerous
Mammoth Lakes is located near Mammoth Mountain, in California’s eastern Sierra about 100 mi/161 km south of Nevada State Line, 9 mi/14.5 km northwest of Mount Morrison, at an elevation of 7880 ft/2402 m, Mono County, California, USA.

Back-country is perfect for backpacking. Mammoth Lakes back-country is magnificent and primitive at the same time, so you will be on your own. Weather may be unpredictable and even severe in all seasons, so if you plan to backpack, make sure to be informed about the weather conditions and what clothes you should take with you.

For overnight camping, wilderness permits are required. If you want to bring your pet with you, make sure to go to the areas permitted. For your own safety you shouldn’t forget that Sierra is bear country! It is mandatory to use bear-resistant food canisters.

There are many regulations you should follow to your visit. If you need more information about back-country backpacking call the California Welcome Center – Mammoth Lakes at 760-924-5500.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Los Angeles
309 miles/497.29 km, 4 hours 56 minutes
Start out going northwest on W 1st St towards S Broadway. Take the 1st right onto N Broadway. Merge onto US-101 N towards Hollywood Fwy/Harbor Fwy. Merge onto CA-110 N via EXIT 3 towards Pasadena. Take the I-5 FWY N/Golden State Fwyexit, EXIT 26A, on the left towards Sacramento. Merge onto I-5 N. Keep right to take I-5-TRUCK N towards CA-14 N. Merge onto CA-14 N towards Palmdale/Lancaster. CA-14 N becomes US-395 N. Turn slight right onto 03s434 (Portions unpaved). Stay straight to go onto 03s438 (Portions unpaved). Take the 1st right onto N1206 (Portions unpaved). N1206 becomes 03s440 (Portions unpaved). Welcome to MAMMOTH LAKES, CA9 3546.
BY CAR FROM San Francisco
329 miles/529.47 km, 5 hours 50 minutes
Start out going south on Van Ness Ave/US-101 towards Fell St. Merge onto US-101 S/Central Fwy towards I-80 E/Oakland/San Jose. Merge onto I-80 E via the exit on the left towards Bay Bridge/Oakland. Merge onto I-580 E towards CA-24/Hayward-Stockton. Keep left to take I-205 E towards Tracy/Stockton. Merge onto I-5 N. Merge onto CA-120 E via EXIT 461 towards Manteca/Sonora. Merge onto CA-99 N/CA-120 E via the exit on the left towards Sacramento/Sonora. Take the CA-120 E/Yosemite Ave exit,EXIT 242, towards Sonora. Turn right onto E Yosemite Ave/CA-120. Continue to follow CA-120. Turn left onto E F St/CA-108/CA-120. Continue to follow CA-108 E. Turn right onto Peaceful Oak Rd/CA-108. Take the 1st left onto Mono Way/Sonora Pass Hwy/CA-108 E. Continue to follow CA-108 E (Portions may be closed seasonally). Turn right onto US-395 S. Make a U-turn onto US-395 N. Turn slight right onto 03s434 (Portions unpaved). Stay straight to go onto 03s438 (Portions unpaved). Take the 1st right onto N1206 (Portions unpaved). N1206 becomes 03s440 (Portions unpaved). Welcome to MAMMOTH LAKES, CA93546.
BY AIR
Los Angeles International Ariport,
315 miles/506.94 km
BY TRAIN

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