Duck Pass Trail
Several interesting trails in this area offer a variety of hikes beginning behind Coldwater Campground. Climbing over Duck Pass to join the John Muir trail, the Duck Pass trail climbs the forested hillside behind Coldwater Campground and goes past Arrowhead, Skelton, and Barney lakes before going over Duck Pass. A side trail to Emerald Lake offers an alternate route to Skelton Lake or the option of a loop past Barret Lake returning to the west side of Lake Mary. Common destinations beyond Duck Pass include Duck Lake, with an intense, deep-blue color, and nearby Purple Lake.
Common Destinations: Duck Lake, Purple Lake, John Muir Trail
At a Glance
|Reservations:||Reserve up to 6 months in advance at www.Recreation.gov|
|Rentals & Guides:||Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit is located near Mammoth Lakes Basin offers day rides and mule pack trips (888) 475-8747|
|Water:||Water from creeks, lakes and springs should be treated before drinking.|
|Restroom:||Flush toilet at trailhead. Please Leave No Trace. Bury human waste or pack it out.|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
Leave Hwy 395 at Mammoth Lakes, Hwy 203 and follow Lake Mary Road past Lake Mary. Follow the signs to Coldwater Campground. The trail leaves from behind Coldwater Campground.
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