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12 Lakes Tour
Mammoth to June Lake

This is truly the highlight reel of the Mammoth and June area, passing through 12 of the most breathtaking lakes to be found in the region. This trek starts with a hike to Minaret Lake- the proud lake of the Ritter range boasting an incredible backdrop of jagged spires and peaks. This spectacular trek even has a 1 mile section of cross country hiking, where will follow a faint path on rocky terrain to Cecile and Iceberg lake- making this a perfect intro for those wanting a little extra challenge along the way! From here it's all trail to June- passing 9 more astounding alpine lakes along the way, including Ediza Lake (said to be the favorite of John Muir himself!) and the infamous Thousand Island Lake. We end this trek at silver lake (in the town of June Lake) where there are even more sights to see and plenty of restaurants to celebrate and plan the next adventure!




This trek follows well maintained trails and has a moderate to challenging hiking distance of about 8 miles per day. Day 2 consists of a mix of on trail and one mile of off trail hiking, rocky sections of trail with bigger step-up and step-downs. Due to the elevation gain of this trek and the section of cross country hiking it is considered a challenging Level 3-4 hike. Weight carried will be between 30-35 lbs per person. The biggest day in elevation gain of this trek will be Day 1.


Whats Included?

  • Top-of-the-line tent, backcountry sleeping pad and multi-day backpack, headlamps, utensils and poles.

  • High quality, synthetic sleeping bag (Laundered after every use- $15 cleaning fee) – or bring your own!

  • Breakfast, lunch, and 4-course dinner prepared by your guide while in the field.

  • Professional local mountain guide certified as Wilderness First Responder, Food Handling & Leave No Trace Principles with years of professional and personal wilderness experience and a passion for leading others.

  • Wilderness and National park backcountry camping permits.

  • Bear canisters for food storage.

  • Water Filtration systems- all water filtered by your guide!

  • Emergency equipment including an extensive first-aid kit and satellite communication device (InReach Explorer).

  • For Yosemite National Park Treks: Mandatory 5% national park fee that passes through directly to Yosemite.

  • A discount of 10% off any TrekSierra trip after your first!


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