Brake Through

Mammoth Mountain

A two-way trail that helps tie the mountain together.

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
5.3 km
Ascent
9 m
Descent
305 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
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Brake Through Map

Description

Brake Through is a two-way trail that allows trail riders to pedal up the mountain if they’d like, or downhillers to connect across the mountain. Brake Through connects “to trails like Flow, Lincoln Express, Ricochet, and Seven Bridges,” according to MammothMountain.com.

Overall, the trail tread of Brake Through is quite approachable and intermediate-friendly, but since it does climb so far up the mountainside, it does reach Mammoth’s classic pumice-filled singletrack. In places, Brake Through can be quite chunky and rough, although there aren’t any major features to speak of.

In the corners, expect Mammoth’s loose, sliding dirt, which can feel a bit tricky thanks to the exposed bench cut sections of trail. Some corners are reinforced with pavers, but not all.

One final benefit of climbing so far up the mountain on Brake Through are the stunning views of the region. Enjoy the expansive panoramas from the exposed flanks of Mammoth Mountain!

Sources: https://www.mammothmountain.com/summer/bike-park-overview/mammoth-bike-park/mammoth-bike-park https://d1pdyfnmzhu191.cloudfront.net/images/default-source/master/maps/2019bikeparktrailmapfront2000x1171-(2).jpg?sfvrsn=124bfa040 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amyPKlaSNAA

Difficulty

Difficult

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • Rock Gardens

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