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.
Mammoth Lakes is ideal for hiking. Especially during spring, vistas are breathtaking and the smell of forest and wildflowers intoxicating. While hiking on the numerous trails, you can enjoy the sun on your face and the chilling breeze in spring. Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen, especially if you hike in summer.
Temperatures are mild. On Memorial Day Weekend, Highway 120 to Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite National Park, generally open and you can enjoy your hike. In summer, you should really explore trails around Mammoth Lakes. The beauty of the area this time of year is magnificent.
Make a stop to watch the hawks swooping, a little lizard trying to cool itself and the way the aroma diffuses from the sage, when you gently grind against it. Don’t forget about fall though. The season is unclouded and the view of the falling leaves makes the palette of the autumn come alive.
With fall come crisp mountain mornings and warm days. Don’t forget to bring your camera to immortalize the landscapes this special time of year.