A Trail - Groomed Snowmobile Trail 13.9 mi

  • The A Trail, a popular winter artery that runs north from the OSV parking and staging area at Shady Rest to its intersection with Bald Mountain Road at the southern edge of the Mono Basin, is part of the Winter Grooming Snowmobile System for over-snow vehicle (OSV), or snowmobile, use. The route traverses a big part of the largest Jeffrey pine forest in the world. Groomed and marked with orange diamonds and intersection signs, the trail crosses through the OSV tunnel under Hwy 395 just south of the Mammoth Scenic Loop and then skirts along the base of Lookout Mountain. After crossing Owens River Road, the trail climbs more than 1000 feet out of the Owens Basin. The Winter Grooming Snowmobile System is groomed by the U.S. Forest Service with funding provided by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, using monies generated by registration fees and gasoline taxes. Click here for current snowmobile grooming info.

  • The A Trail, a popular winter artery that runs north from the OSV parking and staging area at Shady Rest to its intersection with Bald Mountain Road at the southern edge of the Mono Basin, is part of the Winter Grooming Snowmobile System for over-snow vehicle (OSV), or snowmobile, use. The route traverses a big part of the largest Jeffrey pine forest in the world. Groomed and marked with orange diamonds and intersection signs, the trail crosses through the OSV tunnel under Hwy 395 just south of the Mammoth Scenic Loop and then skirts along the base of Lookout Mountain. After crossing Owens River Road, the trail climbs more than 1000 feet out of the Owens Basin. The Winter Grooming Snowmobile System is groomed by the U.S. Forest Service with funding provided by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, using monies generated by registration fees and gasoline taxes. Click here for current snowmobile grooming info.

Avalanche Forecast for 04/26/2017

  • Primary avalanche problem for Wednesday thru Friday will focus on isolated Wind Slabs in the mid to upper elevations and Loose Wet avalanches in the mid to low elevations. Wind Slabs – Moderate to strong Westerly (Wed) to Northwesterly (Thurs-Fri) winds with the potential for light snowfall (Wed) will form isolated shallow Wind Slabs primarily on exposed N-E-S-SW aspects above ~ 9500’. Natural avalanches unlikely, triggered releases possible below ridgelines, adjacent to terrain features that p Find out More

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