We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Hidden Treasure”
Review of Skelton Lake

Skelton Lake
Attraction details
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Skelton is the second of five scenic, alpine lakes on the Duck Pass Trail. Adjacent to the trail head parking lot are the restored remains of a 1920's mining camp. The trail switch backs uphill for the first mile and a half, and one can be rewarded by taking the spur trail down to Arrowhead Lake, and following the trail to a series of mini-cascades as it climbs above this lake. Near the top of the creek side trail are remains of the Skelton Boys stamp and saw mill, dating back to the 1870's. The trail is then relatively flat for less than half a mile until one reaches the sparkling, blue waters of Skelton Lake. The best picture spot is the tip of a small peninsula which faces south and offers stunning views of this "L" shaped lake. More ambitious hikers can venture ahead to four more lakes within about three miles (Barney, Red, Pika, and Duck). On the return trip, a spur trail just north of Arrowhead rewards one with views of narrow gorges and waterfalls, and a fisherman's trail can be followed along the ravine, ending at the mining camp.

3  Thank Mammoth56_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (10)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Filter

9 - 10 of 10 reviews

Reviewed August 28, 2017
Google Translation

Thank giusy61
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Skelton Lake also viewed

Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mammoth Lakes, CA
 
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mammoth Lakes, CA
 

Been to Skelton Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing