The trailhead for this is the same as the crystal lake trailhead. Follow the path, taking in the views, until you come to the signposted junction, and then fork towards Mammoth Crest. You will eventually top out at the timberline, where the trees will begin to thin and the views will begin to get better and better. Pass by the sign of John Muir Wilderness and the three trails branching off to the right. From the end of the trail, a little over two miles from where you started, take in the breathtaking and sweeping views of the Minarets, and the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River Canyon.
Mammoth Crest Trail Hours
- Recommended duration given here takes return trip into account.
How to Reach Mammoth Crest Trail
- Drive to the trailhead and walk from there.
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4.7% of people who visit Mammoth Lakes include Mammoth Crest Trail in their plan
28.57% of people start their Mammoth Crest Trail visit around 10 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Mammoth Crest Trail
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mammoth Crest Trail