The Off the Top to Beach Cruiser ride is a long, magical, family-friendly, intermediate-level Mountain Bike route. The adventure starts with a ride on the Mammoth 2-stage Gondola system.

The trip up to the top is stunning, with marvelous views of the entire ski area and the town of Mammoth Lakes and beyond. When you reach the top of Mammoth Mountain, you will now be at the 11,053-foot level and one of the world’s highest lift-served Mountain Bike Trailheads.

The Off the Top to Beach Cruiser Route is all single-track and features a series of switchbacks and straightaways. The route starts above the tree line and, about 2/3rds of the way down, enters the forested sections that eventually lead down to Red Lake.

On the trail, you will find a mix of firm dirt, pumice, crushed pumice, paver turns, several rocky sections, and some big old tree roots in spots.

A real highlight of this ride is being smack dab in the middle backcountry on a Mountain Bike.

The views from this adventure are amazing, some of the best you will ever see on a Mountain Bike Ride.

This is a fun, easy ride and is a great choice for the entire family of intermediate mountain bike riders.

👉 The Bike I am riding in the Video is a Stump Jumper Comp, you can rent one at Footloose Sports at the Corner of Old Mammoth Rd and Main Street in Mammoth Lakes. That’s the first corner you come to when entering the town on Highway 203. Here is a link to their website:

👉 If you want to see what this ride is like, watch the video. You will get a Mountain Bike Tour down Off the Top, along with interesting facts and information clips.