What? : Scenic, winding road running through mountains and around three lakes. The 16 mile road (hwy 158, off 395 hwy) will take you into an alpine valley that has 4 large lakes, perfect for summer vacation or day hiking and exploration. At winter you can enjoy the small June Mountain Ski Area.
Where? : June Lake Loop on hwy 158 is a side road south of Lee Vining on hwy 395 on your way to Mammoth lake.
When? : Lake activity at summer and small ski area at winter. At fall the aspen leaves paint the lower hillsides and lakes shorelines with yellow and gold colors.
Due note 1: At summer, the lakes and the loop can be overcrowded, do not expect to have a secluded visit here.
Due note 2: I did not have the time to do any hiking in this area so I can’t provide any information on that.
My thoughts: I visit here at mid-summer day and I did not like the amount of people and traffic in this place. The scenery is very nice, blue lakes and huge mountain cliffs but everything was over packed with traffic and people.
Bishop California - North Lake (2021)
Sabrina Lake - Hike to Blue Lake
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
White Mountains (California) - Ancient Bristlecone Patriarch Grove
Hiking White Mountain Peak, California
Devils Postpile National Monument
Mammoth Lakes Hot Springs
Mono Lake: South Tufa Area
Mono Lake North: Rattlesnake Gulch and Black Point
Bodie Ghost Town
Twin Lakes, Bridgeport
Fall Colors in California - Trip to Eastern Sierra