Explore and Hike Mono Lake

Added by Justin Ritucci

Explore one of the oldest lakes in North America. Photograph the unique shoreline. Duration: 1-2 hours.

Mono Lake is was formed at least 760,000 years ago, making it one of North America's oldest lake. Explore the coastline of this unique lake filled with unusual rock formations called tufas. Photograph the tufa towers with the majestic mountains in the background. The towers can make for some very dramatic photos, especially at sunset.

The water has a very high salt levels which makes a swim in the lake a very memorable experience. Boats are also allowed on the lake. Mono lake is also a very popular spot for bird photography.

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Fishing
Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Lake
Scenic
Wildlife

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Amazing views

We had a great time; it is beautiful & also interesting to see the tufas & wildlife around Mono Lake. We brought our 2 year old, the trails are easy & she was entertained and able to enjoy the walk.

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about 4 years ago

Unique Photo Opportunities

Mono Lake is extremely easy to access. It is literally a couple hundred yards off of Hwy 395. The Lake is very strange, but it does offer some unique photo opportunities because of how different it is from most alpine lake.

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over 4 years ago

Very different

This place is completely different than any other lake in the area, and well worth a trip to see.

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