Chain Smoke

Mammoth Mountain

Home to one of the biggest rock features on the mountain.

Mountain Biking Extreme

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
221 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
11˚
VIEW ON MAP
Chain Smoke Map

Description

"Starting with one of the most technical rock gardens on the mountain, which also happens to be right underneath the gondola – this trail is going to put your skills, and suspension, to the test,” writes Mammoth Mountain. "Keep an eye out for "the Waterfall," a near vertical chunk of rock midway down the trail.”

As one of the dedicated pro lines in the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, this trail isn’t for the faint of heart. If you’re unsure whether or not you can handle Chain Smoke, you should probably avoid it!

Sources: https://www.mammothmountain.com/summer/bike-park-overview/mammoth-bike-park/mammoth-bike-park

Difficulty

Extreme

Very steep, difficult, narrow singletrack with widely variable and unpredictable trail conditions. Unavoidable obstacles could be 15in/38cm tall or greater, and unavoidable obstacles with serious consequences are likely to be present. Obstacles could include big rocks, difficult root sections, drops, jumps, sharp switchbacks, and more. Ideal for expert-level riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Technical
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens

Similar routes nearby

Guidebooks in this area