June Lake is located in Mono County, California. This is a flashback to many years ago when we hiked a fun trail to June Lake. Multiple generations of Hunter’s family rented a home at the base of the mountain. Renting a large home with lots of rooms allows for plenty of space for each family to gather and have their privacy too. Hiking around during the day and playing games together in the evenings are great memories to create with family.
Hike to June Lake
June Lake’s elevation is reported to be ~7,654 feet. It has been many years since we were on the hike, I do not recall how long it took us to hike up. I do remember the steepness and taking a lot of breaks to catch my breath. Of course on the way down was much faster than going up.
Do you like finding waterfalls? We do. At the time it had been raining and the waterfalls were plentiful. These were great spots to rest.
Stream hopping was part of this trail. We wear breathable and water resistance boots when we hike. Therefore I am not concerned about stepping into a few inches of water. If it was a few feet of water, well that is a different story.
Check to see what the current rules are about fishing. We loaded up our poles in our day packs. Remember when hiking with poles sticking out of your pack, to watch out for low hanging trees or nearby shrubs that you could get yourself tangled up in. I have done this from time to time.
June Lake Animals
Once we arrived at June Lake, we set up to catch fish. Hunter caught a few. There were ducks to watch while waiting on the fish. We spotted a few deer in the area that did not notice we were present. Although we did not see any bears, I still paid attention to my surroundings just in case one wanted a fish.
June Lake, California – Hiking & Fishing
Who has been there recently? Is the water level high? I trust if you go during the rainy season, the waterfalls should be flowing. If you are traveling around Califonia, check out Joshua Tree National Park.
44 thoughts on “June Lake, California – Hiking & Fishing”
What a beautiful waterfall! This looks so peaceful and relaxing.
Yes, very peaceful.
I love the waterfall. The fishing looks good too. I love being in nature like this. It’s so calming and relaxing.
Yes. I agree it is very relaxing.
Looks like a beautiful place for a hike. I’m just waiting for the weather to get warm enough here!
That is smart. I do not like hiking when it is cold.
June Lake looks like a beautiful place to visit. I would love to on a hike there.
You would enjoy it.
My boys would love to go fishing there!
When you go, check on the current rules for fishing.
This looks like a great day for my bf and I. He enjoys fishing and hiking with me.
This hike is a great combo for you both.
I’m going to share this with my husband, the fisher guy. 🙂 Thank you!
Yeay for fishing.
I love your photos and they make me want to plan a visit to June Lake as soon as I can. Thank you!
You are welcome. 🙂
Pinned as a future resource for day hikes!
What a beautiful place to fish and hike. Love your pictures!
Our family has never been to California, but it’s on our list of places to visit for our “50 States Before Graduation Challenge.” I’m not sure which parts of California we will end up visiting, but I will add this to our list of places to check out. Thanks for sharing.
There is a lot to see in CA!
I’d like to do photography at June Lake.
You would love it.
Would love to take my father in law here. He can do the fishing while I chase waterfalls
This is the perfect place for both!
Hiking is so fun! I love to see waterfalls!
We enjoy waterfalls too!
This looks like a great adventure. I love hiking and enjoy fishing, but never get out as much as I’d like. Thanks for sharing!
You are welcome.
A beautiful outdoor in nature getaway. Love it!
This place looks so beautiful! I hadn’t heard of it before, but it’s on my list now!
I love waterfalls! Looks like a great place to make great memories.
Looks like a great place to hike!
What a beautiful location for fishing! This lake looks like the perfect hidden gem!
It was nice and quite there.
We love being in nature. It’s life for us. Beautiful photos, looks like an amazing place to be.
Yes, it is great to be in nature.
Haven’t heard of June lake, it sounds really cool!