Sherwin Lakes hike at Mammoth Lakes, California
The Sherwin Lakes trailhead is found off of Sherwin Creek Road to the east of the town of Mammoth Lakes. While lower in elevation than the peaks overhead, you can still expect to feel the 8,269-foot altitude on the way up. The trail climbs steeply for about three miles to Sherwin Lakes through a series of switchbacks to two small, sub-alpine lakes set beneath the Sherwin Range. Along the way on this well-marked dirt trail are great views of the Long Valley Caldera and the town of Mammoth Lakes looking back toward Mammoth Mountain.