California’s Great Beyond

Sotcher Lake Trail

An easy one-mile loop around a small lake with a picnic area and shuttle access makes this a lovely and accessible trail for people of all ages and abilities. Located in the Reds Meadow Valley area, a jaunt around Sotcher is best combined with a sightseeing day trip to Mammoth Mountain and Devils Postpile. All visitors to this area ride a shuttle bus from Mammoth’s Main Lodge parking lot down into the valley floor (small fee applies).