Sherwin Lakes is a popular dog walking area for Mammoth locals, with a convenient location near town. This hike has a moderate level of difficulty, spanning approximately 2 miles and ascending over 800 feet, leading you to a breathtaking pair of lakes. For those seeking even more adventure, you can extend your journey to the stunning Valentine Lake.
To get to the trailhead from Mammoth, head east on Sherwin Creek Road for about 1.5 miles. Keep an eye out for the Sherwin Lakes Trailhead sign and make a right onto a dirt road that leads to the parking area.