Parker Lake is tucked in a small canyon overshadowed by the 12,000 ft. peaks of the Sierra Crest. The trail stays on the south side of Parker Creek on the way to Parker Lake.
An alternate route to Parker Lake that is popular for stock use starts behind the pack station at Silver Lake and climbs over Parker Bench with views of Mono, Grant and Silver Lakes.
Leave Hwy 395 at the North end of the June Lake Loop (Hwy 158). Approximately 2 miles West of Hwy 395 turn on dirt road to Parker Lake. Trailhead parking is in a small dirt lot at end of the road.
• Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.