You and your pup must get out to the city of June Lake in California and take in the glory of the Parker Lake Trail. This hike is the perfect place to spend some together time in the Ansel Adams Wilderness and the great outdoors.
The trailhead is easy to find, located just off US 93 on what is referred to as Parker Lake Road. You can park here and begin your journey on this 3.6-mile trail up a moderate incline for the first ½ mile. After that, the trail is mostly level, so most pup-abilities are encouraged and welcomed to hike this trail. You will be treated to views of Mono Lake, Mount Wood and Parker Peak, to name just a few pawtastic photo opportunities.
Aspen trees line the trail about midway, leaving behind the sage brush terrain of the start of the trail. Here you will be travelling along Parker Creek where fly fisherman frequent. The trail is very popular during the peak of the fall season when these aspens shine in all their golden glory. The trail is a dirt path which is easily traversed by all, and leads to magnificent Parker Lake where you will stop in your tracks when you see the beauty here. It is hard to top the mirrored-lake view.
There are no amenities on the trail or at the trailhead so plan accordingly. Bring plenty of bottled water and snacks. Your pup should remain on leash throughout this hike. It is well-traveled, so you will probably be hiking with others, but the reward is worth it.
You won’t find a more beautiful hike in California than the Parker Lake Trail in the city of June Lake. Pack up your pup and head out today!