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Horseshoe lake
Horseshoe lake

Horseshoe lake

9.014 reviews
Outdoors, Lake, Hiking Trail
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4500 Lake Mary Rd Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 924-5500
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/inyo/recarea/?recid=20412
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Distinguished by its tree kill zone caused by rising sulfur, Horseshoe Lake, one of Mammoth's five, is also surrounded by a trail perfect for hiking.

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Los Angeles

Fully recovered from the drought Horseshoe Lake is less populated than the other Mammoth Lakes yet offers the same scenic pleasures.

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Boulder

One of our favorite place to go for a jog or hike. Lovely running paths, finish and relaxation. Watch out for wild life and hydrate yourself very well!

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Local from Mammoth Lakes

If you have a dog it's a de facto doggie park. Only 12-15 minute drive from the village it's also the starting place for the short 15-20 minute walk to McCloud lake, which is a beautiful high mountain lake giving you a sense of what the Sierra Nevada is all about.

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Los Angeles

Sadly this lake is just a shadow of its former self. It has become one of the most depressing spots for me to see here in Mammoth.

As a kid I remember swimming and hiking around here all the time during the summers. Now, I see a lake that is barely there any more. It has lost most of its horseshoe shape too =(

It does provide for an extremely good photo opportunity though. With or without puppies in it as the dogs are allowed here. But the stark white sand, the lush greenery in the background, the JMT off in the hills behind it, definitely a gorgeous bit of scenery.

There is also a large parking lot here as it is the trailhead for several other short hikes to other nearby lakes. None the less it does hold some beauty that is most definitely worth seeing when up in the area.

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North Hills

One of 5 lakes in the Mammoth Lake Loop. Just past Lake Mary. This lake is a MUST-SEE place. Due to volcanic activity, this lake has a "tree kill" zone. Also due t this activity, the lake has fissures that partially drain the lake. In summer, you can walk on parts of the lake bottom.

Great photo opportunity on the big fallen tree.

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Trees are dead from the sulfur rising up from the ground. Beautiful hiking trail that will lead to a hidden lake. 10-15 min more hike up. But totally worth it. McLeod Lake! Bring goodies to snack on (remember you have to carry it up!)

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Great place to hike, lounge and walk.

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Los Angeles

Great walk around the lake

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Menlo Park

Dog swimming lake

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Menlo Park

Very nice place to take your dog for a swim.

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Dusseldorf

The Panaroma ist nice, but more this girl wery beatiful..

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