California’s Great Beyond

Valentine Lake Trail

  • Mammoth Lakes Basin, Lake George
  • Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Phone: (760) 924-5500

For a challenging day hike into the high country, Valentine Lake’s five-mile (one way) trail is a good bet as it is consistently in good condition and quick to reach from the town of Mammoth Lakes via a gravel road that leads to the trailhead parking area. Hikers follow the trail to Sherwin Lakes for the first 2.5 miles. Expect to see fishermen, dog walkers and other day hikers.