Mammoth Lakes Basin Interpretive Programs

Come have fun and learn about the beautiful Mammoth Lakes Basin with a Friends of the Inyo steward on a Geology Tour, Wildflower/Nature Hike and/or Gold Mine Tour this summer! This program, which is offered by Friends of the Inyo in partnership with the Forest Service, kicked off on Sunday, July 8, and will run through September – stay tuned to our website for updates!

Geology Tour

Learn why all the trees at Horseshoe are dead and many other amazing facts on a half mile walk to McLeod Lake.

When: Fridays & Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays & Mondays at 1 p.m.

Where: McLeod trailhead at Horseshoe Lake

Wildflower/Nature Hike

Learn about the flowers, trees, nature history and get spectacular views of the Eastern Sierra on this one mile moderate hike to Heart Lake.

When: Sundays at 10 a.m.

Where: Coldwater Trails Loop at the Heart Lake Trailhead

Gold Mine Tour

Explore the mining history of the area and see how the miners lived and worked in the Mammoth Lakes basin in the late 19th century!

When: Fridays & Saturdays at 1 p.m.

Where: Coldwater Trails Loop at Mine Kiosk