Mammoth Mountain Trail

HARD 11 reviews
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Mammoth Mountain Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oakhurst, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2391 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
12 days ago

1 month ago

Depending on the conditions, this hike has to be done when the mountain is clear of snow and when summer skiing ends. Hiking is prohibited when skiers are on the mountain.

trail running
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Ran to the top

hiking
Friday, September 11, 2015

hiking
Sunday, September 06, 2015

As a frequent mountain biker on Mammoth Mountain, this trail was not very exciting as it follows the bike trails I already frequent: Off the Top and Beach Cruiser. Once you ride those, this hiking trail is a moot point. Giving five stars because it is probably awesome if you've never ridden the nearby trails.

To give the benefit of the doubt, you get beautiful views of the Lakes Basin, Reds Lake (the trail does not go around the lake, but it can be seen from above), the Minarets, Banner and Ritter. It also gives some appreciation for how large and varied Mammoth Mountain is. Hiking from the bottom is obviously strenuous. I hiked from the top.

I just couldn't help but wish I was on my bike because it took 30 mins as opposed to 2.5 hours, and the view was the same ;).

hiking
Friday, August 07, 2015

Great hike that takes you all the way around the mountain. Stunning views of all sides of the Mammoth area. Trail markers seem to differ from what was laid out on this app. Not sure if this is due to the windstorms of 2011 in the region that downed many trees, causing rerouting of the trail. New markers do not go around the lake as this map shows.

Nonetheless it was an amazing hike. Definitely recommend if you are in the area.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

hiking
Saturday, July 12, 2014

hiking
Monday, July 15, 2013

mountain biking
Thursday, May 24, 2012

I did this mountain when I was 18 with my cousins . We had the time of our lives mountain biking for two days!