Lundy Canyon is one of those places in the Eastern Sierra that many people miss, yet when people ask for recommendations while traveling HWy 395 between Bridgeport and Mammoth Lundy is almost always showing up in the recommendations.
Featuring one of the best color spots in the eastern Sierra, natural Beaver dam activity, waterfalls and a unique canyon that transitions to the granite features of Yosemite the deeper you climb, Lundy canyon is the perfect day hike experience Summer and fall. We at Sierra Rec also suggest snowshoeing in the canyon is highly rewarding when Avalanche danger is not high.
To reach Lundy Canyon Take HWY 395 North of Lee Vining turn Left of Lundy Canyon rd (Us 167) and travel approx 5 miles to Lundy Lake. Parking fo rthe Lundy canyon trail is on the West side of the lake past the Lundy resort approx 1 mile.
The hikes starts in tree cover an will travel through a great Aspen grove that used to lead to the best Beaver Pond i had ever seen, but a few years back the floods took out the old beaver dam and the Beavers have been rerouting things ever since.
Lundy Canyon Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail, the course of the trail is approx 2100 feet of elevation change on the hike but most of it feels relatively gradual. This trail is great for dogs and to bring guests because you don’t have to go far to see a great water fall and see fantastic visuals in the canyon.
For those who hike the entire length a Waterfall coming from the 20 Lakes basin above is highlighted at the end of the trail. There used to be an extreme route up the talus pile to 20 lake basin, but last checked it was knocked out as well.