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Convict Lake Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.5 (17) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A wonderful, easy hike around Convict lake. Sagebrush, towering peaks & aspen trees galore!


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Map Key

2.6

Miles

4.1

KM

Point to Point

7,646' 2,330 m

High

7,591' 2,314 m

Low

170' 52 m

Up

175' 53 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly The trail is flat, the views are pretty, and the lake is always close. What kid can resist dipping his feet into water?

Overview

The trail is about 2.5 miles total that follow the shoreline. You can hike in either direction around the lake. Park at that Marina and hike to the end of the pavement. The trail is relatively flat ranging from 7,620 to 7,660 feet in elevation. At the back of the lake, there is a boardwalk that crosses the creek.

Description

If you park at the Marina, follow the road about a quarter mile to the trailhead. The trail is straightforward and starts in sagebrush. About a half mile down the trail, you'll enter a great aspen and cottonwood forest.

On the back side of the lake is a great area for a picnic and some small beach areas which are great for fishing spots.Cross over the boardwalks. Then, continue on and you'll be back hiking through sagebrush until you come back to the parking area. Overall, this is a short, easy hike that gets warm in the summer time. Drink Water!

Flora & Fauna

Great for wildflowers and looking up at Mount Morrison, also Known as The Great White Fang, at 12,226' elevation. Also a great place to see fall colors.

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Eric Hunter

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 17 votes

#1

in Bishop

#732

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  4.5 from 17 votes
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Recommended Route Rankings

#1

in Bishop

#119

in California

#732

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Photos

Convict Lake in the fall, aspen trees are firing in color.
Aug 14, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
Dusk at Convict Lake
Jan 25, 2020 near Mammoth…, CA
Laurel Mountain stands guard over Convict Lake.
Jun 22, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA
You had to be there
Aug 14, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
Convict Lake and Laurel Mountain from the Marina on the northern shore
Oct 26, 2019 near Mammoth…, CA
Laurel Mountain
Oct 26, 2019 near Mammoth…, CA

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Jul 16, 2022
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Sep 19, 2021
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May 31, 2021
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Mar 21, 2021
Sophia Barwegen
Mar 17, 2021
Sierra Farquhar
Dec 23, 2020
Hayley Riggins
Aug 17, 2020
Sam Patel