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Lakes Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 36' 11 m
Descent: -191' -58 m
High: 8,751' 2,667 m
Low: 8,595' 2,620 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Alan Jacoby

Stellar singletrack and stellar views. A must-do trail in Mammoth.

Alan Jacoby

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

Part of the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, so you need a pass if the park is open.

Description

The views offered up on this trail are second to none. Once you pop out of the forest, the world opens up. You can see the town of Mammoth Lakes, the Sherwins, the Mammoth Crest, and, of course, the namesake of the trail - Twin Lakes. It's all singletrack, and there are a couple of exposed bridge crossings that can be sketchy for some. When in doubt, dismount - especially since you'll want to savor the views. There are also a couple of punchy climbs that will have you grunting whether you clean them or have to hike. Other than those spots, it's mostly buff and flowy.

Most people ride from the bike park and descend to the Twin Lakes parking lot (depicted here). However, this is a 2-way trail, so keep an eye out.

At only 1.2 miles in length, and the trailhead in the middle of the bike park, you'll obviously connect this with other trails to make a complete ride. Check out the Mammoth Lakes Big Friggin Loop. There are many options for loops of all lengths and difficulty, but the easiest/ most traditional way to access this trail is from Paper Route via Uptown Trail or Downtown Trail.

Once you reach the end of the trail at Twin Lakes parking lot, you can cross the street and take the bike path back into town or jump on Panorama Dome Trail Mountain Bike to Mammoth Rock and add more singletrack miles and smiles to your ride.

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Lakes Trail
Jul 27, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
Old school Cannondale!
Apr 24, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
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Apr 24, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA

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