ElevationAscent: 288' 88 m
Descent: -106' -32 m
High: 9,036' 2,754 m
Low: 8,754' 2,668 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)
Current trail conditions
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“One of the best XC trails in Mammoth, hands down.”— Alan Jacoby
With that being said, Paper Route traverses from Downtown Trail on the Main Lodge side of the bike park, across Lincoln Mountain and then climbs up a series of switchbacks where it terminates at the intersection of Skid Marks and Manzanita (formerly Upper Paper Route, as noted above). Parts of this trail have been used over the years for all sorts of XC races, and for good reason. It is fast and has a great mix of ups, downs, bermed turns, swishing in and out of trees and across ski trails. It rides equally fantastic in either direction.
You can loop it with Manzanita or combine it with other intersecting trails - Lakes Trail, Juniper, Timber Ridge, etc. Check out the Mammoth Lakes Big Friggin Loop to combine it with some other great trails for a huge loop.
Local Club: Fatbike Mammoth
Jul 11, 2018: UPDATE: 2018 Caldera 250/500 and new 150 Dates and Info
Oct 2, 2016: 2016 Caldera 250/500 GD Recap
Aug 8, 2016: Big Friggin Loop Registration OPEN
Land Manager: USFS - Inyo National Forest Office