Knolls Loop 9.9 mi

  • The closest multi-use trail to downtown Mammoth, this moderate, locals'-favorite loop is best accessed from the Shady Rest Path at the edge of Old Shady Rest Campground. In either direction, the trail alternates between singletrack, sandy OHV trails and dirt fire roads, climbing through old-growth Jeffrey pine forest into hills and domes formed by volcanic eruptions as recently as 100,000 years ago and affording broad views to the Inyo Craters and back across to the Sherwins. Look for basalt outcroppings and black obsidian once prized for making spear and arrow points. Avoid the heat of the day.

  • The closest multi-use trail to downtown Mammoth, this moderate, locals'-favorite loop is best accessed from the Shady Rest Path at the edge of Old Shady Rest Campground. In either direction, the trail alternates between singletrack, sandy OHV trails and dirt fire roads, climbing through old-growth Jeffrey pine forest into hills and domes formed by volcanic eruptions as recently as 100,000 years ago and affording broad views to the Inyo Craters and back across to the Sherwins. Look for basalt outcroppings and black obsidian once prized for making spear and arrow points. Avoid the heat of the day.

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Shady Rest Park

  • Hours/Season: Day use only | Year Round 

  • Biking  Cross Country Skiing  Hiking  Off Highway Vehicles  Pets  Skateboarding  Snowmobiling 

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Old Shady Rest Campground Camping
Shady Rest Park Biking Cross Country Skiing Hiking Off Highway Vehicles Pets Skateboarding Snowmobiling

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Experience Rating Length (mi) Surface Duration
Mountain Biking the Knolls Loop 10.4 Mixed Less than 4 hours
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