Lundy Canyon - Hike near Bridgeport, California
Bridgeport,California
38.0225800276008, -119.2618399858
16.2 miles S of Bridgeport, California
GPS: 38°1'21.3"N 119°15'42.6"W
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State: California
Trail Length: 5.50 miles
Trail Type: Out & Back
Hike Difficulty: Intermediate
Elevation Gain: 2122 feet

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In just one 3 mile hike, Lundy Canyon provides views of waterfalls, meadows, mountains, and if you're up for it, a trip to the Twenty Lakes Basin.

There is much to take in even after going just .5 miles. The trail first takes you through a grove of trees and past a beaver pond until you reach the lower Lundy Canyon Falls. These twin waterfalls stand at 70 feet high and are easily seen from the trail, although it is isn't an up close and personal look. Once you pass the waterfalls, you enter the Hoover Wilderness.

The trail gets a little less straightforward after this point. Head west for a 2,000 ft climb up to Burro Lake, which sits at an altitude of 10,551 feet, or head east for something slightly more tame. This trail will take you through some of Lundy Canyon's famous wildflower meadows and straight to the base of the second set of falls in the canyon. Mill Creek drops off in four separate cascades that total about 100 feet. Starting from the base of the falls and climbing upward, the trail begins to get more difficult. A series of switchbacks takes you past one more waterfall, out of the canyon and to the Twenty Lakes Basin.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
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Directions

From Bridgeport, California

  1. Head east on US-395 S toward School St (18.6 mi)
  2. Turn right onto Lundy Lake Rd (2.7 mi)
  3. Continue straight (0.7 mi)
  4. Continue onto 2Nd1/Lundy Lake Rd (180 ft)
  5. Keep right to continue on Lundy Lake Rd
    Destination will be on the right
    (3.0 mi)
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From Lee Vining drive north on Highway 395 for roughly 7 miles. At a signed intersection turn left onto Lundy Lake Road. The intersection is signed at difficult to miss. Drive west 5 miles to Lundy Lake Resort. 

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Trails

Distance ?

1.1 miles

Elevation Gain ?

-197 feet

Real Ascent ?

54 feet

Real Descent ?

251 feet

Avg Grade (-2°)

-3%

Grade (-12° to 9°)

-21% to 15%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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