Smokey Bear Flat

  • A dry, pumice-flat meadow on the east side of Highway 395, just north of the Mammoth Lakes exit, Smokey Bear Flat is a popular year-round staging area for OHV and snowmobile enthusiasts, with access to hundreds of miles of trails and backcountry roads through a landscape of sage, rabbitbrush and old-growth Jeffrey pines. In winter, the snowmobile-packed trails - many of which are maintained by on-site private OSV outfit DJ’s Snowmobile Adventures - are often used by dogsled teams and skijorers. There’s also a popular sledding and snowplay area located here.

  • A dry, pumice-flat meadow on the east side of Highway 395, just north of the Mammoth Lakes exit, Smokey Bear Flat is a popular year-round staging area for OHV and snowmobile enthusiasts, with access to hundreds of miles of trails and backcountry roads through a landscape of sage, rabbitbrush and old-growth Jeffrey pines. In winter, the snowmobile-packed trails - many of which are maintained by on-site private OSV outfit DJ’s Snowmobile Adventures - are often used by dogsled teams and skijorers. There’s also a popular sledding and snowplay area located here.

Avalanche Forecast for 05/09/2019

  • AVALANCHE FORECAST: A typical spring snowpack exists throughout the forecast area, and the avalanche hazard is becoming more predictable. While instabilities related to warming will remain the greatest concern for the remainder of the spring, precipitation events will also have a significant effect on stability. Find out More

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