Mountain View Trail

 19 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°)

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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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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 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
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.

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  4.3 from 19 votes

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