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Mountain View Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (24)

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 Unknown

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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Shared By:

Alan Jacoby

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 24 votes

#618

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  4.2 from 24 votes
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#47

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#618

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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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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
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