The Mammoth Lakes Trail System offers boundless recreation opportunities on more than 300 miles of trails. From granite crags to trout-stocked lakes, pine forests to alpine meadows, there’s something for all seasons, interests and abilities, motorized and non-motorized alike. Managed jointly by the Town of Mammoth Lakes and the Inyo National Forest, the system includes connections to three wilderness areas, Devils Postpile National Monument, the Pacific Crest Trail and more. Many of these attractions are accessible right from the center of town! Explore MammothTrails.org and discover the adventures of a lifetime.
Welcome to the Mammoth Lakes Trail System!
- Town (+)
Inyo Craters (+)
- C Trail - Groomed Snowmobile Trail
- D Trail - Groomed Snowmobile Trail
- Earthquake Fault Trail
- F Trail - Groomed Snowmobile Trail
- G Trail - Groomed Snowmobile Trail
- H Trail - Groomed Snowmobile Trail
- Inyo Craters Trail
- I Trail - Groomed Snowmobile Trail
- L Trail - Groomed Snowmobile Trail
- Mountain View Trail
- Eastern Lands (+)
- Mammoth Mountain (+)
- Sherwins (+)
Lakes Basin (+)
- Coldwater-George Trail
- Crystal Lake Trail
- Duck Pass Trail
- Emerald Lake - Skelton Lake Trail
- Heart Lake Trail
- Horseshoe Lake Loop
- Lakefront Path
- Lakes Basin Path
- Mammoth Crest Trail
- Mammoth Mountain - Mammoth Pass Trail
- Mammoth Pack Station Trail
- Mammoth Pass - Crater Meadow Trail
- Mammoth Pass Trail
- McLeod Lake Spur
- Panorama Dome Mountain Bike Trail
- Panorama Dome Trail
- Panorama Mountain Bike Loop
- Seven Lakes Point Loop
- TJ Lake Loop
- Winter Access Corridor - Lakes Basin
- Shady Rest (+)
- Reds Meadow Valley (+)
Mammoth Crest (+)
Trail System Update
- Fire restrictions in place. Ongoing drought conditions and well below average rain and snowfall this past winter have led to very dry conditions for this time of year. Please visit the Inyo National Forest website for more information.
Fall Color Viewing
The Eastern Sierra has often been named one of the top destinations in the West for fall color viewing.
The rivers that run through Montana and Wyoming may get more attention, but no matter how you do it, Mammoth Lakes is one of the best places in the country to fish for trout.
Heart Lake Trail 1.1 mi
This short, well-used trail climbs from the Coldwater day-use parking area up into the John Muir Wilderness to Heart Lake.
McGee Pass Trail 14.3 mi
This trail climbs from the trailhead at the end of Mcgee Creek Road into the John Muir Wilderness and over Mcgee Pass.
During the summer, Lake George is the highest road-accessible lake in the Lakes Basin. Groomed winter access is by ski or snowshoe only.
Hours of Operation: Store: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., summer only
Once the booming commercial center of the brief Mammoth Lakes gold rush, from 1878-1881, all that remains today are a historical marker and a series of tailings piles.
Hours of Operation: Day use only