Top Adventures in Mammoth Lake

  • Backpack to Redfern Pond, CA

    Henry W. Coe State Park, northern California's largest, provides outdoor enthusiasts with over 89,000 acres of land to explore, as well as 22,000 acres of designated wilderness area. With all of this space, the outdoor adventures are seemingly end...

    9.4 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Backpack to Coit Lake

    This trail can be started from Coe Headquarters or Hunting Hollow Trailhead. The trail from Coe HQ is 2 miles longer, almost all elevation but provides beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. These directions will be starting from Coe HQ.Fol...

    26 miles

  • Backpack to Mississippi Lake

    If you're tired of trying and failing to get reservations for backcountry camping around the bay area, then Henry Coe State Park is the perfect place to visit. No reservations need to be made prior to the trip. All you need to do is get to the HQ ...

    26.4 miles 3600 ft gain

  • Stargaze at Lick Observatory

    Hop on Road 130 heading out of San Jose and follow the winding two lane road up, up, up to to the top of Mt. Hamilton and the Lick Observatory. There are lots of deer, wild turkey, and pigs in the area. If you are lucky you will get to see a herd ...

  • Hike the Figueroa and Cottle Loop Trail

    Wildflowers bloom along the trail in the spring. The trail is accessible year-round and is open for dogs. The peak has amazing views of the valley and cities.  The park is also used for canoeing. 

    8.5 miles 1968 ft gain

  • Photograph the Merced National Wildlife Refuge

    Merced National Wildlife Refuge is one of the best places to go and take photos of birds as the refuge plays host to the largest wintering populations of Lesser Sandhill Cranes and Snow/ Ross geese along the Pacific Flyway. Each autumn more than 2...

  • Uvas Canyon Waterfall Hike

    Uvas Canyon offers up to 6-miles of hiking trails, which includes a 1.5 mile loop, which runs along Swanson Creek and passes many of the park's waterfalls. To take short loop, head North out of the parking lot to the Swanson Creek Trail. Once you ...

    1.5 miles

  • Explore Santa Teresa County Park

    The Santa Teresa County Park loop is perfect for wildlife viewing! Be ready to see deer, coyote, hawks, turkeys, pigs and cows. The trail is rated as moderate - be cautious with mud if you are visiting the park after a rain shower. Dogs are allowe...

    8.3 miles 2053 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike Soquel Demonstration Forest

    As with many trail systems there are multiple routes and loops available at Sequel Demonstration forest of varying lengths and difficulty. The 3 main trails are all accessed via the same parking area on highland way. The most popular trail is the ...

    11 miles 2070 ft gain

  • Kayak in Elkhorn Slough

    Elkhorn Slough is located in Moss Landing, which is in the dead center of Monterey Bay, California. Elkhorn Slough is one of California's largest wetlands and part of a National Estuarine Reserve located in central Monterey Bay, California, just a...

  • Whale Watching off Moss Landing

    The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is home to some of the most diverse and rich waters in our oceans, and you have the chance to see it up close and personal! The big prize is getting to see a whale, but these waters are teeming with other...

  • Camp at Sunset State Beach

    Campsites here come with a fire ring and picnic table, as well as bathroom and shower access. These sites are particularly recommended for families and large groups. Make a reservation here.

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • San Martin, California

      Farm Stay At The Nest Box

      You'll hear the roosters' morning crow, watch the sheep and goats gently graze in pasture, and enjoy farm goods like wildflower honey and fresh pastured eggs. Shadow our resident farmer during farm...

      From $249/night

    • Paicines, California

      Paicines Ranch

      Experience a deep connection with the land at Paicines Ranch. Surrounded by pastures of horses and sheep, views of the lush acres expand in an endless sea of greenery. Ponds and rivers flow through...

      From $480/night

    • Prunedale, California

      Salinas / Monterey Koa

    • Watsonville, California

      Creekside Paradise

      We only have one campsite so you can have a completely private experience in the beautiful Santa Cruz redwoods next to beautiful Browns creek. Welcome to your Tentrr Campsite! Welcome to your Tentr...

      From $158/night

    • Watsonville, California

      Large Beachfront Home W/ Wraparound Deck

      • TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •Incredible Pacific sunsets await at this spacious 4BR/2.5BA beachfront home...

      From $463/night

    • Watsonville, California

      New Listing! Beachfront Pajaro Dunes Penthouse

      • TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •Perched above one of the most private and pristine beaches in Monterey Bay,...

      From $175/night

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