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Mammoth Mountain Trail

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One way

7.8 miles

12.6 km

Difficulty

Intermediate

Elevation gain

2,081 ft

634 m

Highest point

10,958 ft

3,340 m

Avg grade

5% (3°)

Elevation loss

-37 ft

-11 m

Max grade

19% (11°)

Elevation loss

-37 ft

-11 m

Avg grade

5% (3°)

Lowest point

8,914 ft

2,717 m


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Mammoth Mountain, CA

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Features

Dogs - Leashed  ·  Views  ·  Wildflowers  ·  Wildlife

Overview

From the trailhead, there are two options. Either take the gondola up, or hike from the Adventure Center as an out-and-back. Park near the Adventure Center at Main Lodge HWY 203. Purchase a Gondola Pass in the Adventure Center, or look for the trail marker for Mammoth Mountain Trail, near the Discovery Chair.

You'll start your hike through the tree line, crossing a few other paths along the way. Watch for mountain bikes before crossing the trail. The trail starts at 8950 feet, so make sure to drink water. The trail will take you above treeline, so use caution on days where lighting strikes because you'll be exposed.

This trail offers great views and is also popular with dogs.
From the trailhead, there are two options. Either take the gondola up, or hike from the Adventure Center as an out-and-back. Park near the Adventure Center at Main Lodge HWY 203. Purchase a Gondola Pass in the Adventure Center, or look for the trail marker for Mammoth Mountain Trail, near the Discovery Chair.

You'll start your hike through the tree line, crossing a few other paths along the way. Watch for mountain bikes before crossing the trail. The trail starts at 8950 feet, so make sure to drink water. The trail will take you above treeline, so use caution on days where lighting strikes because you'll be exposed.

This trail offers great views and is also popular with dogs.

Contacts

Local Club: Friends of The INYO

Land Manager: USFS - Inyo National Forest Office

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4.5 from 2 hikers

Intermediate

Difficulty average from 2 hikers
1-2 of 2 reviews

Jul 2, 2017
Conditions: Snowy - Difficult to keep track of your trail. Lots of snow from the winter left over. Recommend trekking poles / microspikes

Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Aug 21, 2015
Conditions: Mostly Dry
Rated difficulty: Intermediate

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