Mammoth Rock Mountain Bike Trail - May 2021

Mammoth Rock Mountain Bike Trail
Mammoth Rock

Mammoth Rock Trail Information – 2.7/6 miles, 7,860-8,460’ elevation, 100% single track, Medium technicality, Moderate effort

Mammoth Rock Trail is one of the original Mountain Bike rides that people have been riding here in town since the early ’80s.

The trail stretches from near the top of Old Mammoth Road across and down the face of the Sherwin Mountain Range into the lower parts of Mammoth Lakes.

While riding this trail you will be treated to some fantastic views and of course, you get to ride right under the iconic Mammoth Rock formation.

The lower trailhead is located on Sherwin Creek Road, one-half mile past Sierra Meadows Ranch.

There are several large propane tanks in the area of the trailhead. You will also see signs in the area guiding you to the trailhead you can’t miss.

The first three-quarters of a mile of the trail follows an old mammoth jeep road, then it turns into a single-track.

The single track climbs thru a large area of manzanita and then up a forested section. At one point you will reach a clearing caused by the great avalanche of February 1986. 

The trail then passes just below Mammoth Rock and then continues to the end, which intersects Old Mammoth Road. 

Now you can turn around and enjoy this ride as a downhill. Caution: Downhill riders please slow down and watch for Horses and Hikers.

This trail has heavy usage so you are going to encounter other users. Trail etiquette requires mountain bikers to yield to horses and hikers.

Mammoth Rock Trail is a fun family trail that everyone who loves to ride mountain bikes should just check this trail out.


PS here is the link to all the Mountain Bike Trails in Mammoth Lakes.


Mammoth Rock in Mammoth Lakes