Bicycling / Cycling in Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park,
11053 feet/3369 meters
More than 80 miles/128.75 km
Mammoth Lakes is located near Mammoth Mountain, in California’s eastern Sierra about 100 mi/161 km south of Nevada State Line, 9 mi/14.5 km northwest of Mount Morrison, at an elevation of 7880 ft/2402 m, Mono County, California, USA.
Sierra offers sensational scenery that makes it ideal for bicycling. There are many trails of asphalt routes to choose from, pedaling around town and gearing to puff up Minaret Road to Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge, just to stop and enjoy the breathtaking vistas of Minaret and take a tour on US Highway 395.
There is a vast network of trails and unpaved roads in Inyo National Forest. Conditions may be surprising, as you can find different micro-climates from point to point. All kind of level bikers can try to ride, as there are trails for everyone. You can ride in more than 80 mi/128.75 km of groomed single trails, with lift access to the 11053 ft/3369 m summit.
At the entrance of the town, on State Highway 203 you can find California Welcome Center – Mammoth Lakes to purchase mountain biking trail maps and ask for information and route description.
How to Get to Destination
FROM Los Angeles
309 miles/497.29 km, 4 hours 56 minutes
Start out going northwest on W 1st St towards S Broadway. Take the 1st right onto N Broadway. Merge onto US-101 N towards Hollywood Fwy/Harbor Fwy. Merge onto CA-110 N via EXIT 3 towards Pasadena. Take the I-5 FWY N/Golden State Fwyexit, EXIT 26A, on the left towards Sacramento. Merge onto I-5 N. Keep right to take I-5-TRUCK N towards CA-14 N. Merge onto CA-14 N towards Palmdale/Lancaster. CA-14 N becomes US-395 N. Turn slight right onto 03s434 (Portions unpaved). Stay straight to go onto 03s438 (Portions unpaved). Take the 1st right onto N1206 (Portions unpaved). N1206 becomes 03s440 (Portions unpaved). Welcome to MAMMOTH LAKES, CA9 3546.
FROM San Francisco
329 miles/529.47 km, 5 hours 50 minutes
Start out going south on Van Ness Ave/US-101 towards Fell St. Merge onto US-101 S/Central Fwy towards I-80 E/Oakland/San Jose. Merge onto I-80 E via the exit on the left towards Bay Bridge/Oakland. Merge onto I-580 E towards CA-24/Hayward-Stockton. Keep left to take I-205 E towards Tracy/Stockton. Merge onto I-5 N. Merge onto CA-120 E via EXIT 461 towards Manteca/Sonora. Merge onto CA-99 N/CA-120 E via the exit on the left towards Sacramento/Sonora. Take the CA-120 E/Yosemite Ave exit,EXIT 242, towards Sonora. Turn right onto E Yosemite Ave/CA-120. Continue to follow CA-120. Turn left onto E F St/CA-108/CA-120. Continue to follow CA-108 E. Turn right onto Peaceful Oak Rd/CA-108. Take the 1st left onto Mono Way/Sonora Pass Hwy/CA-108 E. Continue to follow CA-108 E (Portions may be closed seasonally). Turn right onto US-395 S. Make a U-turn onto US-395 N. Turn slight right onto 03s434 (Portions unpaved). Stay straight to go onto 03s438 (Portions unpaved). Take the 1st right onto N1206 (Portions unpaved). N1206 becomes 03s440 (Portions unpaved). Welcome to MAMMOTH LAKES, CA93546.
Los Angeles International Ariport,
315 miles/506.94 km
Amtrak serves the entire USA. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.
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