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5.4 mile 8.7 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 769' 234 m
Descent: -165' -50 m
High: 9,150' 2,789 m
Low: 8,546' 2,605 m


Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)


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Trail shared by Alan Jacoby

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

Alan Jacoby

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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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Jul 2, 2018
Brent Pardue
Jun 5, 2018
Patrick L
We connected a couple of trails–Upper Uptown to 203 to Mtn View Trail to Lower Downtown. Awesome ride, most fun I've had in a long time! — 2h 00m
May 19, 2018
Craig Carlson
Sep 16, 2017
Doron Weinstein
What a great trail! From the main lodge to the trailhead it's about 1 miles and 300 feet gain on the road. Don't miss it! 5.4mi — 0h 43m
Sep 16, 2017
Butch Amundson
A great trail. We climbed up it and then descended down it. The trail was in great condition and super fun to come down. Great views and scenery. 18mi
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
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Patrick L
San Jose, CA
Patrick L   San Jose, CA
We connected a couple of trails–Upper Uptown to 203/Valley Vista Drive to Mountain View Trail to Lower Downtown (cheated and got picked up in the Village). Awesome mellow ride, most fun I've had in a long time! Jun 6, 2018
Ben M
Los Angels
Ben M   Los Angels
Super fun and pretty ride. Take Uptown from Town center and when you hit the bike park boundary, cross 203 (there are signs). Go about 100 meters and the trail will be on your left (there are signs). I'd say this is an intermediate trail due to the fitness required - not because of anything technical. The terrain is loose in spots and there are a few steep climbs but they'd be challenging for less experienced riders - not scary. Jun 23, 2018

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