Biking

Road Biking the Climber's Tour of Mammoth

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  • The Climber’s Tour is a good town-based loop for advanced riders seeking solid uphill climbing with excellent views and a steep downhill return. From Mammoth Creek Park, ride Old Mammoth Road to Main Street. A half block up, turn right after the firehouse and begin the sustained grind up Forest Trail all the way to Lakeview. Spin down Lakeview to Lake Mary Road and begin the long climb up the Lakes Basin Path to Horseshoe Lake. With an optional side trip up to Coldwater Campground, return by way of the downhill switchbacks on Old Mammoth Road. Climbs not steep enough? Try it in the opposite direction.

  • The Climber’s Tour is a good town-based loop for advanced riders seeking solid uphill climbing with excellent views and a steep downhill return. From Mammoth Creek Park, ride Old Mammoth Road to Main Street. A half block up, turn right after the firehouse and begin the sustained grind up Forest Trail all the way to Lakeview. Spin down Lakeview to Lake Mary Road and begin the long climb up the Lakes Basin Path to Horseshoe Lake. With an optional side trip up to Coldwater Campground, return by way of the downhill switchbacks on Old Mammoth Road. Climbs not steep enough? Try it in the opposite direction.

  • Experience Checklist

    • Bike gloves
    • Bike helmet
    • Day pack
    • Energy bars/electrolyte replacement
    • Road bike with low gearing
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Tire-repair kit
    • Water

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    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    16.5 miles
    Trail Surface
    Asphalt
    Duration
    Less than 4 hours

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