Mammoth Crest Trail HikePosted by Adventure 16 | 07.05.2015
July 3 - July 5
In Mammoth Lakes, CA
by Sierra ter Veer, A16 San Diego Sales Associate
The Mammoth Crest Trail is a great day hike, especially on the July 4th weekend! There were few people on the trail and the brewing summer thunderstorms provided ample shade. Most of the trail is at high elevation with little shade so it is better to do this hike starting in the early morning or on a day with lots of cloud cover.
I enjoy this trail because it is somewhat off the beaten track, and it has great views. There is a section of the trail that is not maintained so it makes for a fun time trying to pick out a decent path.
If you’re hiking in Mammoth in the summer, don’t be fooled by the clear blue sky in the morning! We were hiking in some rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon, so our light rain jackets came in handy.
I recommend not powering though this hike and not completing it as fast as you can. Take your time, have a nice lunch, enjoy the views and get back just in time for dinner in town, and a trip to the hot springs!