Elevation: 6,280 ft.
Length: 5.1 miles (8.2 km)
Trailhead: Mammoth Hot Springs near Liberty Cap
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Gentle loop trail through meadows and beaver ponds on Clematis Creek.
The trail follows the creek up Clematis Gulch, climbing 350 feet through Douglas-fir trees. The beaver ponds are reached after hiking 2.5 miles through open meadows of sagebrush and stands of aspen. Elk, mule deer, pronghorn, Moose, beaver dams and lodges, and the occasional beaver and black bear may be sighted in the area. There are spectacular views as you wind your way back to Mammoth.