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    Sherwin Lakes Trail

    Inyo National Forest, California
    Distance2.2mi
    Elevation Gain1,034ft
    Trailhead Elevation7,831ft
    Top8,687ft
    Elevation Min/Max7831/8687ft
    Elevation Start/End7831/7831ft

    Sherwin Lakes Trail

    Sherwin Lakes Trail is a hiking trail in Mono County, California. It is within Inyo National Forest. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 7,831 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,034 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. This trail connects with the following: Valentine Lake Trail.

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    Firestone Park, CA
    Trailblazer | 959 pts
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    8/4/2018
    This a great workout without being overly challenging, just a steady incline. The views of Mammoth and the Long Valley on the way up are awesome. Lots of excellent views of higher peaks. The lakes are very pretty, surrounded by aspens, redwood, and pines.
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    Crowley Lake, CA
    Adventurer | 495 pts
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    5/23/2009
    Great hike if you are short on time. Lots of dry swtichbacks to get up to the lake, but really isn't too far. Lakes are set back in a beautiful bowl below snow covered peaks. Can be pretty busy on weekends and afternoons.
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    Los Angeles, CA
    Pathfinder | 70 pts
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    12/10/2008
    Great hike, harder then it tells you but fun and beautiful none-the-less. Great for dogs and as long as they can go an hour with no water. Amazing this time of year cause the lakes are frozen except where the river enters the lake.
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    San Diego, CA
    Pathfinder | 170 pts
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    7/8/2008
    A wonderful trail for a stroll in the evening. We saw deer and squirrel everywhere. As described in the guide the highlight is the lower lake which is perfect for a picnic or letting the dog swim.
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    Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

    Linda Mullaly & David Mullaly
    "Sherwin Lakes consist of five lakes nestled in the Sherwin Range on the east edge of the town of Mammoth Lakes. Except for crossing Sherwin Creek close to the start of the trail, the uphill hike is very dry until you reach the lakes. Make sure you carry enough water for you and your dog. The loose dirt trail begins through mostly high-desert sagebrush, which quickly transitions to pine trees where you cross Sherwin Creek on a wooden footbridge." Read more

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