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Skid Marks

 3.0 (4)

3.8 Miles 6.2 Kilometers


6' 2 m


-1,911' -583 m



Avg Grade (5°)


Max Grade (17°)

10,964' 3,342 m


9,057' 2,761 m


Shared By Alan Jacoby



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A great way to ride off the top of Mammoth Mountain if you've got the skills...

Alan Jacoby

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Features eMTB allowed

You need a Bike Park pass to ride the gondola for access to this trail.


This trail offers up some technical rock gardens, fast pumice-laden downhills, and numerous switchbacks. Once you're used to sliding/drifting through the pumice and sand, this trail is a blast. Beware, as the rock gardens come up fast and furious and have been known to taco many a rim. Many of the switchbacks are cliffside with great exposure risk, so ride within your ability. The upper section is the most technical and advanced, but it also offers up the best views of the Mammoth Crest, Lakes Basin, and the town of Mammoth.

You can also cut into the lower portion from Bridge the Gap or Lincoln Express if you don't want to ride the whole thing from the top. You zig zag all the way down Lincoln Mountain until the trail ends at the junction with Manzanita and Paper Route. From here, there are many options back to the bike shuttle or into town. Enjoy!!


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Jul 23, 2018
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John Robinson
Elk Grove, ca
John Robinson   Elk Grove, ca
I rode there on Sunday 2 Sep 2018 (a holiday) and found most trails needed a lot of maintenance. Some sections of trails were so sandy, riding them was difficult and not fun. I imagine a lot of money is spent on liability insurance which probably cuts into the money available for maintenance but that is no excuse. If necessary, I would pay more to get a better experience. I hope profit isn't such a motivation that quality isn't put down at a lower step. I am an advanced rider so didn't ride many beginner or intermediate trails so, in all fairness, maybe they are in better shape. I know on a holiday weekend there aren't maintenance crews working but I have ridden there on weekdays and I see no crews working. I did not see any evidence of any recent maintenance and, because I am an advanced rider, I rode many trails. To maintain a quality experience many qualified maintenance and construction employees are needed. Mammoth calls itself "The Premier Bike Park in the U.S." It could be, but currently, it definitely isn't. At this point I won't be coming back and won't be recommending Mammoth. Sep 5, 2018

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