Yost Meadow Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,599' 487 m
Descent: -1,599' -487 m
High: 9,260' 2,823 m
Low: 7,716' 2,352 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 41% (22°)
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“Underrated and overlooked - this trail is tough and demanding, but SO worth it.”— Alan Jacoby
By this point, youre probably imagining how much bliss this singletrack will be on the way back down! Eventually, you enter the ski area- and the trail descends a little before crossing under the lift and climbing some more. The trail is usually pretty easy to follow, but it might be good to load the GPS file or follow the MTB Project mobile app, especially if any snow has fallen.
Also, you must be aware that you have to stop at 3.7 miles and turn around. There is a boundary here for the Owens Headwaters Wilderness Area and bikes are strictly prohibited past this point. Last time we rode it, there was no visible Wilderness Boundary Sign so its on you to be responsible. You MUST NOT RIDE YOUR BIKE IN THE WILDERNESS AREA.
We recommend using the MTB Project mobile app on your phone or carry a GPS device so that you can track your mileage. Feel free to park the bike and continue hiking past this point. By foot, you can get to Yost Lake and Fern Lake both great spots to relax.
Anyhoo, once you turn around, its pretty much rip-roaring downhill fun all the way back to the car. There are hikers once in a while, so be wary and remember to stay in control in the exposed areas and steep switchbacks. Remember to stop by June Lake Brewing for post-ride beers and grub! Now go ride!
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