Way of the Mono Trail
The Way of the Mono Trail is an awesome adventure above Bass Lake in the Sierra National Forest. Wander through mixed conifers and atop granite slabs to an epic overlook of the alpine lake and High Sierra.
Join our newsletter
Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers
Route Description for Way of the Mono Trail
Open year-round and accessible; this route is an excellent hiking option for those seeking a relaxing, scenic adventure for the whole family. Make sure your camera is charged as this trek exhibits epic views and countless opportunities. Note that granite is extremely slippery after rainfall, so exercise caution! Additionally, a pair of microspikes or snowshoes are necessary when hiking after snowfall!
Setting out from the trailhead, follow the Way of the Mono Trail southwest. Immediately after departing the trailhead, the path will gradually climb along the sparsely shaded trail. Demanding the navigation of several switchbacks, you will be granted awesome views of the lake below. Continue trekking, and you will eventually reach the trail’s end.
At the path’s end, you will be granted impressive views of Bass Lake, the forested foothills, and distant views of the snow-capped Sierra summits. When you are through admiring the views, retrace your footing back along the path to the trailhead.
Getting to the Way of the Mono Trail Trailhead
The trailhead is located off Road 222.
Way of the Mono Trail Elevation Graph
Weather ForecastCheck Area Weather
Way of the Mono Trail Reviews
Add a comment
You must be logged in to post a comment.