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Mountain View Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (28)

A nice balance of rugged climbing and shreddy descending with stellar views at Minaret Vista.


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Map Key

5.4

Miles

8.7

KM

Singletrack

9,150' 2,789 m

High

8,546' 2,605 m

Low

769' 234 m

Up

165' 50 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

This is one of the best public mountain bike trails in the Mammoth Lakes area. Theres an ample amount of stellar singletrack, and some wider jeep roads/doubletrack as well. Recently, efforts have been made to narrow these wider sections, and they're already turning into great singletrack. You get some great views and open vistas, and lots of forested twisty riding through pine forests. Its really a gem.

It can be a little confusing, as there is also a Mountain View Trail at the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park. The trail we speak of here stretches from the Earthquake Fault parking area to just below Minaret Vista and is a USFS signed route. Many people ride this trail as an out and back or connect it with Uptown Trail, Downtown Trail, Starkweather Trail, San Joaquin Ridge Trail, or other Bike Park trails (Beach Cruiser, etc) to make longer rides. It's also possible to shuttle by driving up to Minaret Vista.

Access: From town, drive up Highway 203 towards Main Lodge of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Make a right turn at the Earthquake Fault sign. Park in the lot. The trailhead is signed and is just below the parking lot.

Contacts

Shared By:

Alan Jacoby with improvements by Mark antle and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 28 votes

#651

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  4.1 from 28 votes
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#54

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#651

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Mountain View Trail (XC)
Oct 12, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA
An example of a wider jeep road that is now closed to motorized use, and is being narrowed down to doubletrack and eventually singletrack.
Jun 5, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
Some fun singletrack in the shaded forests along Mountain View Trail
Jun 5, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA

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Jun 4, 2021
Gela MalekPour
May 25, 2021
Gela MalekPour
4.1mi — 1h 20m
Jul 30, 2020
Niklas Pajunen
Great trail! Got intercepted by husband and wife that COUGHED ON MY FRIEND purposely. 5.4mi
Oct 18, 2019
J Franco
Sep 14, 2019
Ben Browne
With Cyndi and Andrew
Jul 2, 2018
Brent Pardue