California’s Eastern Sierra

Agnew Meadow/Wildflower Nature Trail

This is a short nature trail located a few miles west of Mammoth Lakes and offers an easy and enjoyable hike along Reds Meadow Valley floor and is filled with wildflowers in June and July. This trail also offers an easy approach to some of the range's most revered peaks, like Banner, Mt. Ritter and the Minarets. Getting there is easy, and all visitors can ride a shuttle bus from Mammoth’s Main Lodge parking lot down into the valley floor (small fee applies). Keep an eye out for horseback trips led by the valley pack station. Wilderness permits are required for overnight stays in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Please contact either Mono County Tourism or the Inyo National Forest for permit information, which can be viewed on Shadow Lake and Lake Ediza are extremely popular backpacking destinations out of the Angew Meadow Trailhead, and camping restrictions apply. Current regulations and no-camping zones are posted along the trail and again, it is always best to contact the Inyo National Forest Visitor Centers for permitting information, current trail conditions and any additional restrictions that may be in place during your trip.