California’s Great Beyond

Horseshoe Lake Loop

  • Mammoth Lakes Basin, Coldwater Creek
  • Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Phone: (760) 924-5500

A scenic and easy loop around Horseshoe Lake in the Mammoth Lakes Basin, this 1.2-mile trail is popular with families, beginner mountain bikers and trail runners. The mostly shaded trail hugs the lakeshore for 85 percent of the hike and has numerous picturesque picnic spots. Trail begins from the main parking lot with the lake to your left. Observe CO2 caution signs. To extend the hike, find other trails from the same parking lot. Accessible by public transportation is available most days in summer.