Grant Lake and Mono Lake from Grant point
Like Windy Point in Kings Canyon, Grant Point is not a peak but an outstanding viewpoint in the June Lakes Eastern Sierra
. It rises sharply 2,000' in a half mile above the south end of Grant Lake and has the name Grant
written next to the elevation on the 7.5 minute USGS topo. This is a simple walk-up half day hike just off the Parker Lake Trail out of Silver Lake. It can be combined with a hike to Parker Lake. The views south over Silver Lake to San Joaquin Mountain
and Carson Peak
and north over Grant Lake to Mono Lake basin
are worth the hike.
June Lakes Sierra from Grant Point
Grant Point, right, from June Lakes LoopJune Lakes Loop from the north
: From the junction of Hwy. 120 just south of Lee Vining take Hwy. 395 south 4.5 miles to Hwy 158 (June Lakes Loop). Go right 8.5 miles to the campground at the north end of Silver Lake at 7,200'. Take the Parker Lake Trail going north up the lower east slope of Mt. Wood to the 9,000' saddle at 2.3 miles. Grant Point is a half mile walk up to the east.
June Lakes Loop from the south
: From the junction with Hwy. 203 at Mammoth Lakes take Hwy. 395 north 15 miles to the south end of the June Lakes Loop (Hwy 158). Go left 7 miles through the town of June Lakes around to the campground at the north end of Silver Lake and follow the directions above.
North from Grant Point
This is a day hike in Inyo National Forest and no permits are required.
Carson Peak from the Parker Lake Trail
There are 2 National Forest campgrounds at the north end of Silver Lake at 7,200'.
There are also National Forest Campgrounds at the south end of June Lake and one at Gull Lake both at 7,600'.
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Over Reversed Peak to the June Mtn. ski slopes from Grant pointClick here
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