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

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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.