Duck Pass Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This short hike leads from the famous road- and campground-encircled Mammoth Lakes into the glacier-carved valley of upper Mammoth Creek in the John Muir Wilderness. Six timberline tarns lie beneath the Mammoth Crest, and this trail leads to the first in that chain of scenic lakes."
--Ron Adkison, Best Easy Day Hikes: Southern Sierra (Falcon Guides).
"This hike to a pass over the Sierra Crest features sweeping panoramas of the High Sierra and passes four alpine lakes in a wide mountain valley. From the pass you can look down at massive Duck Lake, one of the largest backcountry lakes in the Sierra Nevada.Duck Pass, which crosses a low point in the Sierra Crest just south of the Mammoth Lakes Basin, is one of the easiest routes into the High Sierra backcountry. From the paved roads of the Mammoth Lakes Basin, it is a convenient hike over the pass and into the vast backcountry of the northern John Muir Wilderness. While the splendid mountains beyond the pass are generally the domain of extended backpacking trips, the pass itself and the lakes that surround it make fantastic hikes on their own."
--Bubba Suess, Hiking Northern California (Falcon Guides).
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