Mountain View Trail

 11 votes

5.4 Miles 8.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

769' 234 m

Ascent

-165' -50 m

Descent

9,150' 2,789 m

High

8,546' 2,605 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Bad / Closed

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

Alan Jacoby

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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.

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Sep 10, 2016
Fred Gibson
Nice flowy trail. Great down hill both ways. Only one short climb of loose pumice that required me to walk a bit. The rest of the trail is to ally ...
Sep 5, 2016
Eric Miller
Downhill 5.4mi — 0h 45m
Aug 6, 2016
Star Fangled Nut
Jul 10, 2016
Sheep Dawg
tied into downtown trail. Very fun. Not a soul on this trail for a busy weekend.
Oct 18, 2015
Steve Hansen
Super fun! A bit mushy in places... 5.4mi — 13h 24m
Oct 9, 2015
Kim Cerioni
high altitude, if coming from the flatlands, you will be gasping.
Sep 20, 2015
John Hook
Jul 24, 2015
Paul Shepherd

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  4.5 from 11 votes

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Bad / Closed 21 days ago
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