MTB Project Logo

Uptown Downtown - Full Loop

 4.3 (9)

9.3 Miles 15.0 Kilometers



949' 289 m


-948' -289 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (9°)

8,904' 2,714 m


8,062' 2,457 m


Shared By Alan Jacoby


All Clear 41 days ago
Dry History

Getting forecast...

Arduous climbs are rewarded with fast, flowy descents on this quintessential Mammoth loop.

Alan Jacoby

Dogs Unknown

Features eMTB allowed

To do the complete ride, you'll need a Mammoth Bike Park pass.
You can cut the loop short by turning around at the bike park boundary.


This loop combines two of the better cross country trails in Mammoth. Uptown Trail and Downtown Trail. It's non-technical, buff singletrack that's fun for all skill levels. A great intro to mountain biking in the area. You can also combine it with many other nearby trails, to make epic loops of all proportions.

Need to Know

The Earthquake Fault Junction marks the entrance to the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park. Once you go past this point, you need a bike park pass if the park is open. If you don't intend to go further, you can always cut the loop short at this point.


Start your ride at the trailhead across the street from The Village. The bottom half of the trail, up to the Earthquake Fault Junction, is public/free to ride. If you go past there during bike park hours, be prepared to show your ticket/pass. If you ride before/after park hours or when the park is closed for the season, it's all good. Continue on Uptown Trail all the way to Main Lodge of the Ski Resort / Bike Park. Then you turn around on Downtown Trail and make your way back to the trailhead at The Village.

Uptown Trail can be a grunt in some sections, but overall it's a manageable grade that twists and slithers its way through a pine forest and eventually across a couple ski runs on it's way to Main Lodge. By the time you get to the top, you've climbed 900' in just over 4 miles. Downtown Trail was widened slightly a couple of years ago to make it more family-friendly. Although it's been "sanitized" a bit, and can often have lots of brake bumps around the twisty turns, it's still a fun trail and worthwhile for all-comers.


You & This Featured Ride

Rate Quality

   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ride

Your Check-Ins


Sep 4, 2018
Quiotee Sanders
Aug 21, 2018
Kyle Johnson
Super fun. One ~5" root on a climbing portion I walked over. My first MTN bike ride! — 1h 15m
Jul 22, 2017
Dennis Van Bijsterveld
Jul 14, 2017
Nader Bishara
Jul 13, 2017
Ben M
Nov 17, 2015
Matt Hage
Super fun downhill but watch the soft spots. — 1h 10m
Oct 31, 2015
Martin Dix
Aug 30, 2015
Michael Rausa
I gotta quit smoking already. The uphill was a wake up call. Downhill was so fun. — 1h 15m

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 9 votes


  4.3 from 9 votes
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star


in California


180 Views Last Month
3,324 Since May 31, 2015
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Ben M
Los Angels
Ben M   Los Angels
Good ride. If you're the pedaling sort, it's a great first ride to get acclimatized. The climb up is steady and never really that hard (even with the 8,000 ft altitude). There's nothing technical to speak of. The ride down is flowy and fun and dumps you out within sight of beer and food. Jul 14, 2017

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter