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Inyo National Forest

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There have been fires in this area, so look for up-to-date trail reports before heading out for your ride.

Food & Drink

Be sure to hit Kern River Brewing Company in Kernville before leaving. You won't be disappointed!

Recommended Routes in Inyo National Forest - 15

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Favorite Lower Rock Creek Trail, Heading towards Paradise.
Difficult

Lower Rock Creek Trail

15.9 mi 25.6 km 1,923' Up 585.98 m Up 1,923' Down 586.05 m Down

West Bi…, CA
Favorite Taking a break on the Downtown Trail
Intermediate

Uptown Downtown - Full Loop

9.3 mi 15.0 km 949' Up 289.18 m Up 948' Down 289.01 m Down

Mammoth…, CA
Favorite What going up Green Lake Trail looks like.
Very Difficult

Green Lake Loop

20.3 mi 32.7 km 4,603' Up 1402.88 m Up 4,595' Down 1400.51 m Down

West Bi…, CA
Favorite Climbing the last final push on Hard Core Trail up to the top of San Joaquin Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult

Double High Five "Y"

21.4 mi 34.4 km 3,042' Up 927.09 m Up 3,041' Down 926.87 m Down

Mammoth…, CA
Favorite Riding beneath some short ledges on the Westagard Pass Trail.
Intermediate

Westgard Pass Loop

8.3 mi 13.3 km 1,143' Up 348.33 m Up 1,145' Down 348.86 m Down

Big Pine, CA
Favorite Downtown or Uptown?
Intermediate

NICA Nevada Interscho. Cycling League: Sierra Showdown Course (2018)

4.5 mi 7.2 km 307' Up 93.66 m Up 311' Down 94.71 m Down

Mammoth…, CA
Favorite Climbing the Yost Trail during an October snow storm
Difficult

Yost Meadow Trail

7.3 mi 11.7 km 1,599' Up 487.46 m Up 1,599' Down 487.46 m Down

Mammoth…, CA
Favorite View from the Smokey Loops.
Intermediate

Big Smokey Loop

13.7 mi 22.0 km 1,185' Up 361.26 m Up 1,183' Down 360.69 m Down

Mammoth…, CA
Favorite Granite outcropping near Crater Mountain on McMurry Meadows Road.
Intermediate

Little Pine-McMurry Loop

9.5 mi 15.3 km 1,522' Up 463.78 m Up 1,537' Down 468.36 m Down

Big Pine, CA

Inyo National Forest Biking

  • 533 Miles 857 Kilometers of Trail
  • 15 Recommended Routes
  • 21 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 47 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 24 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Inyo National Forest - 77

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5.4 mi 8.7 km #1Mountain View Trail
Intermediate
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Intermediate
Mammoth Lakes, CA 24 
0.7 mi 1.2 km #2Twilight Zone
Difficult
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Difficult
Mammoth Lakes, CA
2.4 mi 3.9 km #3Follow Me
Difficult
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Difficult
Mammoth Lakes, CA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #4Mammoth Rock Trail
Intermediate
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Intermediate
Mammoth Lakes, CA 16 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #5Owens Gorge Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Lakes, CA
3.8 mi 6.0 km #6Green Lake Trail (31E03)
Very Difficult
Big Pine, CA
Very Difficult
Big Pine, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #7Parchers Trail (31E04)
Very Difficult
Big Pine, CA
Very Difficult
Big Pine, CA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #8Starkweather Trail
Intermediate
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Intermediate
Mammoth Lakes, CA
3.3 mi 5.3 km #9Paper Route
Intermediate
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Intermediate
Mammoth Lakes, CA
5.1 mi 8.3 km #10Off the Top
Intermediate
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Intermediate
Mammoth Lakes, CA 10 

Photos of Inyo National Forest - 145

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Off The Top Trail
Sep 18, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA
Climbing the Yost Trail during an October snow storm
Jul 31, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
Over looking Saddleback Lake and Back Country ski session
Aug 31, 2014 near Bridgeport, CA
Everybody love shotgun!!
Dec 23, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
Dropping in on one of the MANY rock gardens on Follow Me.
Sep 14, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
Lower Rock Creek Trail, Heading towards Paradise.
Apr 22, 2021 near West Bi…, CA
At the Vista Point 100 yards from the top of Mountain View Trail– well worth the detour!
Jun 6, 2018 near Mammoth…, CA
Dropping Parchers Trail and some other sections of singletrack from South Lake to the Owen's Valley
May 21, 2018 near Big Pine, CA