Mammoth Lakes Bicycling, Mountain Biking


Mammoth Lakes, Calif.―California's Eastern Sierra Snow Ski and Snowboarding is some of the finest in California because of the incredible amount of snow that Mammoth Lakes gets each year. It actually has the highest average snowfall of any ski resorts in California at its 11,053 feet elevations. However, mountain biking steals the show during the summer months and doesn't come too soon for those who love the great outdoors and biking opportunities.


Mammoth Mountain Biking offers choices of terrain ranging from easy rides to the advanced challenges. The Inyo National Forest offers an incredible network of trails and unpaved roads crossing several microclimates during the journey.

Road bikers can put their shoes to the metal and hit the asphalt around town on Minaret Road to the Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge. A breathtaking adventure is Minaret Vista, while distance riders prefer the scenic U.S. Highway 395.

Mountain bikers - In summer, Mammoth Mountain's ski slopes become the mountain bike paradise. Riders of all abilities and conditioning levels can take advantage of its extensive trail system. More than 80 miles of groomed single-track trail and lift access to the 11,053-foot summit make the mountain a different type of adventure from the winter ski season.

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center located at the entrance to town on State Highway 203 has free mountain biking trail maps and information on route descriptions, trail ethics and precautions.

Temps: 75-80 degrees F daytime summer average. 30-40 degrees daytime high, and 10-20 degrees for a low with mostly sunny skies.

Precipitation: Mammoth Mountain Ski Area averages 33 feet or 400 inches (10 meters) per year.

Where is Mammoth Lakes? Getting there:

Located in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, Mammoth Lakes is approx. 325 miles north of Los Angeles, and about the same distance east of San Francisco. U.S. Highway 395 from the north and south and Interstate 80 and Hwy 50 from the east and west access the mountains. State Highway 120 and State Highway 108 are open in the summer months only.

Mammoth Lakes in Mono County (incorporated in 1984) is located in the Inyo National Forest. Surrounded by Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness Areas, Mammoth Lakes is only 32 miles south of Yosemite National Park's eastern entrance.

Mammoth Lakes has become so easy to get to...while it is no more than a five or six hour drive from most major cities in California, you can fly direct from LAX (Los Angeles International) or SFO (San Francisco International) airports and be there in about an hour. That means you can easily take a few days off, or trip it for the weekend and be back in the office on Monday. There are complimentary shuttles from the airport to the village hotels, so you don't need to rent a car when you fly! Go Mammoth!

There's a great bike trails map you can download as a pdf. This file is large, but just copy this link and paste in your browser to save to your computer.

Mammoth Lodging: Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Mountain (
Hwy.203, W of Highway 395

June Lake Lodging: June Lake
June Mountain (
W of Highway 395


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