Eastern Sierra Mountain Biking Report
June 24th, 2022 – Welcome to Summer as the days warm up the best riding will be in the high country.
Unless you’re riding in the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park we always recommend you ride during the morning hours. Bring extra water and don’t leave food in your car when you go off for a ride, the bears can break in and ruin your day.
The Mammoth Mountain Bike Park will open a bunch of new trails today. Those trails are Flow, Break Through, Seven Bridges, Boomerang, Pipeline, Ricochet and Follow Me.
Should be a great weekend in the park with the gondola up to mid-chalet open. Off the Top will open next Friday as will chairs 2 and 16 for the weekends. Here is a link to the trail status page, they are adding trails all the time now.
Snowman and crew will be hitting the bike park on Saturday to get some footage of the action on Velocity. Look for us from around 10 to 12 PM on that trail if you want to be in the video we are making.
Other areas to Mountain Bike right now:
In Mammoth Lakes, both Mountain View to Minaret Vista and the Knolls Loop by Shady Rest Park are open and in great shape.
Mammoth Rock Trail is a great family ride to try out, but do watch for others as this is a shared use trail. Lots of bikers, hikers, and horses coming both up and down this trail.
Trails and service roads out in the Inyo Forest are also all open, however, watch out for sections of sandy road on some of those forest service bike routes. I would be riding a wide tubeless tire with low pressure in these conditions for sure.
Lower Rock Creek Canyon is sweet right now, but it will be hot by mid-day. Ride early if you can and watch for downhill bikers, hikers, fisher people, and dogs. I saw three of those combos last Friday on that trail.
Chipmunk Canyon in Bishop I ride here a couple of times a week in the Summer with a 7:30 AM start. By 9:30 AM the sun is very hot in that area so you want to ride early or forget it.
Sand Canyon from Upper Rock Creek Lake is a 4000-foot vertical fun run on a mix of old service roads and single-track trails. This one is open and ready for those looking for a long adventure.