Big Ring

Mammoth Mountain

An intermediate two-way singletrack trail on Mammoth Mountain.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
2.6 km
Ascent
1 m
Descent
149 m
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
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Big Ring Map

Description

While Big Ring is most often used for cross country or trail riding, since it’s located in the bike park and connects to many of the downhill trails, Big Ring often forms an exit or ending to many downhill or enduro runs. Despite being a two-way trail, well-built berms and rolling grade reversals help riders maintain speed and flow.

The soil is classic Mammoth Mountain, consisting of dry, loose, dirt and sand between rough volcanic rocks. Despite the intermediate rating, rocks still appear in the trail tread and remind you that yes, you’re still riding a mountain bike!

Most of the trail rolls along beneath towering pine trees, but beautiful views of the valley open up where the singletrack crosses the exposed ski runs.

Sources: https://d1pdyfnmzhu191.cloudfront.net/images/default-source/master/maps/2019bikeparktrailmapfront2000x1171-(2).jpg?sfvrsn=124bfa040 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIPZpcFqg

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Flow
  • Singletrack
  • Rock Gardens

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