Where to Find Wildflower Hikes Near Mammoth Lakes

Where to Find Wildflower Hikes Near Mammoth Lakes

You may think that there is nothing more beautiful than winter in Mammoth Lakes after spending a powder day at Mammoth Mountain while surrounded by the beautiful Eastern Sierra Mountains.

One walk through an Eastern Sierra meadow with wildflowers blooming may change your mind though!

8 Hikes for Wildflower Viewing in Mammoth Lakes - Visit Mammoth

Mammoth Bound exists to help people enjoy our beautiful home of Mammoth Lakes just as much as we do, so we’ve put together a quick list of the best trails to enjoy the area’s wildflowers below. Check it out before you visit Mammoth Lakes this spring, then use Mammoth Bound to find the best deals on lodging, rentals, and activities in Mammoth! 

Yost Lake

Yost Lake is a beautiful hiking area just outside of Mammoth Lakes near June Lake, but don’t let that put you off from visiting for wildflower viewing.

Yost Park — Washington Trails Association

There are several trails running around the lake with each of them offering their own beautiful and unique sights, but wildflowers are most common in meadows so the best trail to see them near Yost Lake is the Fern Creek trail. 

McGee Creek Canyon

If you don’t mind traveling a few minutes outside of Mammoth Lakes and down 395, then the trail running beside McGee Creek is a beautiful place to visit anytime it’s not covered in snow. When there are wildflowers blooming along the canyon though, it’s one of the best hikes in the entire region.

McGee Creek Trail

Whether you simply walk through the canyon and to the edge of the wilderness areas or towards the lakes and peaks beyond, you’re bound to witness spectacular displays of wildflowers along the way!

Agnew Meadows Wildflower Loop

Once Reds Meadow is open for the season it is a great visit for anyone who loves nature, but when the wildflowers are blooming it is a must visit.

Wildflower Viewing - Mammoth Lakes Trail System

Specifically, Agnew Meadows Wildflower Loop was named for that very reason, and every year it is one of the most popular places to see the Eastern Sierra’s wildflowers. Since the trail is in Reds Meadow, you will need to follow all the local ordinances to access it such as taking the shuttle into the meadow. Plan your trip to Agnew Meadows ahead of time to make sure you can get to the wildflowers as easily as possible!

Snowcreek Meadow

Don’t feel like leaving Mammoth Lakes to enjoy the area’s beautiful wildflowers? Head to Snowcreek Meadows!

Mammoth Ski Vacation | Snowcreek Condo 628 | Central Reservations of Mammoth

Snowcreek Meadows combines easy-access walking trails, streams, and the perfect wildflower habitat to create an unforgettable experience all within Mammoth Lakes’ limits. Take a walk in Snowcreek Meadows once the snow melts and the flowers bloom (typically late spring) to see just how beautiful Mammoth Lakes can be!

Starkweather Trail

Starkeweather Trail is unique in the fact that it begins near a summit and descends from there into a meadow. Thanks to the gentle grade and short distance (2.5 miles) this trail is perfect for anyone who is new to hiking.

Starkweather Lake, a photo from California, West | TrekEarth

Even if the wildflowers haven’t bloomed yet, hikers will be treated to mountain views as they descend into Reds Meadow where they will find spectacular wildflowers during the season!

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