Guidebook

Out of the Bike Park: 5 Excellent Trail Rides in Mammoth

While mountain biking in Mammoth Lakes is all about shredding the gnar in the bike park, the region still offers a few smooth, flowy trail rides.

Description

The mountain bike scene in Mammoth Lakes, California, is anchored by the bike park on Mammoth Mountain. With over 80 miles of singletrack in the park, Mammoth is easily one of the largest and best-developed downhill parks in the USA.

If ripping down gnarly volcanic chutes isn’t your jam, or you’re just looking for a place to spin the legs out, Mammoth Lakes does provide a few excellent pedal-powered trail rides. On the whole, these rides are smooth and flowy, leaving the chunder to the bike park. If you pack your hardtail instead of your full suspension rig, you’ll definitely have a blast on these sublime cross country trails! But if you’re looking for a gnarly backcountry enduro ride, unfortunately, you will have to look elsewhere.

Sadly, almost all of the singletrack high in the Sierras that surround Mammoth Lakes is off-limits to mountain bikes. The trail rides in this guidebook will satisfy your urges for a time, but if you’re on the hunt for the next epic backcountry riding destination, you’ll have to look elsewhere.

Mammoth Rock -> Panorama Lollipop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Mammoth Rock -> Panorama Lollipop

12.0 km
358 m
358 m
One of Mammoth Lakes' best trail rides.
Difficult
Private
Mountain View Loop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Mountain View Loop

21.3 km
410 m
409 m
A flowy intermediate ride with amazing views.
Moderate
Private
Uptown -> Downtown Loop

Uptown -> Downtown Loop

14.6 km
301 m
301 m
One of the easiest and most accessible trail rides in Mammoth Lakes.
Easy
Private
Beach Cruiser
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Beach Cruiser

Mammoth Mountain
9.2 km
201 m
195 m
A hidden gem that's home to the best dirt on the mountain.
Moderate
Private
Paper Route Loop

Paper Route Loop

15.1 km
340 m
341 m
A fantastic pedal-driven loop beginning in downtown Mammoth Lakes.
Moderate
Private