Mammoth Rock Trail

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by scan, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. scan

    scan MTB Addict

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    The last half day of this past weekend in Mammoth , we took it easy and checked out this trail. From the center of town you can catch the free tram (with bike rack) up to the lakes area (twin lakes). I was originally going to ride up but after a poor nights sleep and Maddog's encouragement we took the tram up to the drop off point.
    We rode a little around the twin lakes campground first before heading to the trailhead. This trail is a short GEM. It is a gradual downhill back toward the Mammoth downtown, where our hotel was. It's great ST, minor tech and as always in Mammoth, great views! The trail itself is less than 3 miles long. If you rode the loop it's about 10 ish miles, approx 1K elevation.

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  2. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    Cool trip I hope.
     
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  3. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    wow Wow WOW!
    I have not ridden in Mammoth since 1997! I know, I totally suck!
    Want to get back up there bad...
    Thanks for the motivation @scan !

    :thumbsup:Mikie
     
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  4. SoCal_Rider

    SoCal_Rider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Temecula/Murrieta
    Name:
    Ryan
    That looks like a nice trail.

    I'm riding in Mammoth for my first time in a couple of weeks. I can't wait.
     
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  5. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Missed this when it posted..

    Climb up Mammoth Rock sometime. It's a special place! The easy route is up the back (south side).. cleats not recommended.. but a climbing friend/guide and short rope might be. Class 2 to 3.
     
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  6. scan

    scan MTB Addict

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    Never got into climbing
     
  7. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    No worries, @scan, just a nice detour if you're that close and like climbing/scrambling. There's an old mine up there, too, at the base of the rock.

    Nice shots btw.
     
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  8. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood MTB Addict

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Wicked fun trail. Just don't do what I did which was hang a right at the bottom and lead my wife the WRONG WAY back to town and turn a quick shuttle into a much longer pedal/walk back to the condo.
     
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