Paper Route Down

Mammoth Mountain

The main two-way singletrack trail traversing the flanks of Mammoth Mountain.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
3.6 km
Ascent
62 m
Descent
49 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
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Description

Paper Route is the main two-way singletrack trail traversing the flanks of Mammoth Mountain on the Juniper Springs Resort side. While many riders utilize this singletrack trail for pedal-driven trail riding, it does provide a useful connection for downhill riders trying to move across the resort.

This flowy intermediate trail is smooth and mellow. While punctuated by roots and the occasional rock, Paper Route is definitely one of the easiest trails on the mountain. Overall, it rides like a classic backcountry singletrack, without much in the way of bike-optimized trail features.

While you can expect classic, loose Mammoth Mountain soil, some sections of the trail runs through deep pine groves with delicious sections of dark, loamy soil—a true treat in the Mammoth Lakes region!

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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
  • Roots

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