Lake Mary Loop

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Very Easy
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3.5 km
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18 m
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Lake Mary Loop

The Lake Mary Loop is a short route within Inyo National Forest that is ideal for families with young children and those seeking a casual hiking experience. Regarded as a great place to view wildlife, the Lake Mary Loop takes you around the shoreline of scenic Lake Mary.

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Route Description for Lake Mary Loop

The majority of the Lake Mary Loop is along a designated roadway, so care should be taken. Make sure you are not blocking the roadway, and that you are vigilant of car traffic. As always, keep an eye on young children around the roadway.

The Lake Mary Loop route is extremely straightforward to follow. Simply follow Around Lake Mary Road for the majority of the route, veering off only at the northern tip of the lake, through manciple park land. Once you have traversed the northern tip of Lake Mary, the trail will lead you back onto Around Lake Mary Road, where, after completing the circuit, you will arrive back at your waiting vehicle.

Getting to the Lake Mary Loop Trailhead

The trailhead for the Lake Mary Loop is located on Around Lake Mary Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Lake Mary Campground

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  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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