Top Adventures in Mammoth Lakes

  • Snowshoe Shady Rest Park

    Shady Rest Park is located on Sawmill Road just minutes from the Mammoth Lakes town center. Start off by crossing through the parking lot headed north towards the large open field covered in snow. The open field is a great place to walk around and...

    2 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike to Sherwin Lakes

    Just outside the town of Mammoth Lakes, CA is the Sherwin Lakes Trailhead. An easy 10 minute drive down some dirt roads will get you to the dirt parking lot where you can safely leave your vehicle and begin your fairly easy 2.5 mile hike to Sherwi...

    4.5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike to Valentine Lake

    Park in the Sherwin Creek Camping area. The trailhead is just east of the campground. Begin your ascent through scrubby foliage and old pines. Once you arrive at a junction with a bench, turn around. Alternatively, loop around by the Sherwin Lake...

    9.6 miles 2026 ft gain

  • Hike Panorama Dome

    This is a great short hike, located near the turn off for Twin Lakes.  Take the loop in either direction through the trees, which is about 0.7mi to the top.  Once you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with 360 degree views of the lakes basin, the ...

    1.4 miles 288 ft gain

  • Photograph Lake Mary, Mammoth Lakes

    Lake Mary is the largest of the 11 lakes in the Mammoth Mountain area. Explore the lake’s perimeter and find your own perfectly peaceful place to watch one of Mammoth’s signature stunning sunsets. Parking is easy to come by either on the side of t...

  • Backpack to Garnet Lake

    Although this trip specifically describes how to get to Garnet Lake, there are several other pristine alpine lakes (Shadow Lake and Thousand Islands Lake) along this looped trail, only a few short miles away from each other, that are just as worth...

    14 miles 2030 ft gain

  • Ski and Snowboard Mammoth

    At 11,053 feet, Mammoth boasts the highest summit of any California resort, making for deeper, higher quality snow, beautiful views and a season that can last until July. And with 3,500 skiable acres, 400 inches of snowfall and an average of 300 ...

  • Ride Mammoth's Bike Park

    Mammoth Mountain Bike Park offers terrain for every ability level, boasting 3,500 acres and over 80 miles of single track. We offer the best beginner experience in the industry with the Discovery Zone, miles and miles of forested intermediate trai...

  • Take the Panorama Gondola to the Summit of Mammoth Mountain

    The summit of Mammoth at 11,053 feet provides one of the most stunning views you'll find in California. Take a scenic trip up the Panorama Gondola for a 360 degree vista of Sierra Nevada peaks and a commanding view of the San Joaquin River Valley ...

  • Tubing at Woolly's Tube Park

    There probably isn't a more fun way to goof around and play in the snow. And we take it up a notch - skip the hiking, and catch a lift to the top, then bomb down as fast as you dare in one of our high-speed snow tubes. (Children must be 42" to tub...

  • Romantic Sunset Snowcat Tour

    Take a ride in a snowcat for one of the most unique excursions in the Eastern Sierra. Experience the sights and sounds of the backcountry in the heated comfort of a luxury snowcat.After a day on the slopes, celebrate a spectacular view over the Ri...

  • Cross Country Skiing at Mammoth Mountain

    Slip away to a scenic winter wonderland. Leave it all behind and explore the Mammoth Lakes Basin on Nordic skis or snowshoes. Rentals, lessons and guided tours are available from Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center so you can experience the serene b...

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    • Sawmill Cutoff

      New Shady Rest Campground

      Overview New Shady Rest Campground is a large facility convenient to numerous outdoor activities and attractions in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. The campground is popular for hiking, mounta...

    • Crowley Lake, California

      Twin Lakes Campground

      Overview Twin Lakes Campground is located in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains near the town of Mammoth Lakes, California. It offers lakeside camping with breathtaking scenery and many outdoor ac...

    • Mammoth Lakes, California

      Pine City

      Overview ****This location is not reservable on Recreation.gov **** Pine City Campground is located in the Inyo National Forest in California's Eastern Sierras, near the town of Mammoth Lakes. The...

    • Unnamed Road

      Palisades Group Campground

      Overview Palisades Group Campground lies along Rock Creek in Inyo National Forest, near Mammoth Lakes and Bishop, California. Well-suited for large families and groups, the facility provides access...

    • Crowley Lake, California

      Agnew Meadows Group Camp

      Overview Agnew Meadows Group Campground is located in the Reds Meadow Valley section of the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, just west of the full-service community of Mammoth Lakes, California. Po...

    • Mammoth Lakes, California

      Convict Lake Campground

      Overview Convict Lake Campground is situated near Convict Lake amidst the beautiful scenery of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The lake and surrounding national forest provide many opportunities for f...

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